I think my parents like Ben!!
Then on Saturday our church had one of it's annual fundraisers; the Tony Alexander Memorial Golf Outing at Hawks Nest Golf Course in Creston, Ohio. We have been golfing in this outing since the beginning which was about 7 years ago. (i think) The golf outing/ fundraiser is named after a great family friend who was also a member of our parish for many years with his wife and family. Tony was an avid golfer and he came up with a great idea to have this outing as a parish fundraiser. Tony passed away in 2002 at a very young age and his death was one of the toughest moments of my life. I know many other people can say the same thing. He was such a joy to be around and there are many days where I think of him often and miss his great stories and laughter. Our community lost a great person that day and we will never forget him! His passion for our church and for golf helped us to continue the outing that he started and it has been a great success for a number of years now! It is hard to imagine that it's been six years since his death which also means it has been six years since my grandfather passed as well. My grandfather passed away exactly one week after Tony passed away which made for an extremely rough week for my family and many of our/their friends. We thank God for the gift of their presence in our lives and remember them in our hearts always! We take for granted the many blessings we have and must always take into consideration that there is a life much greater than this awaiting us when God is ready to call!
I was lucky enough to golf with 3 of the greatest gals in the world this past Saturday! I enjoy having a girls foursome so we can enjoy the presence of women and have fun! We can laugh at ourselves and one another and never feel the pressure of being something spectacular; but more importantly just being ourselves. We giggled at our swing and misses and the fact that a game where you hit a tiny ball is so hard. We were able to catch up on things happening in our lives and just relax for a few hours! We had a blast and I personally want to thank, Lisa, Jessie and Colleen for allowing me the privilege to golf with each one of you this past weekend. It was a blast and I hope we can do it again next year! Here are some great pictures of the day:
Talking about their golf strategy...haha...NOT...teacher talk is what they are really doing (see what's important to them)