I just wanted to thank everyone for reading and responding. You don't know how great it makes me feel that this resonated with a lot of you. This is definitely one of my prouder moments, so thank you so much guys. Another reason why .Net is one of the greatest places on earth and another reason why 12's are some of the most amazing people around. I think tomorrow's going to be a very special day for all of us.
Montana, I bet you were just kidding. I know a lot of people miss the boat with your humor, sometimes. If not, I'm sorry this didn't strike a chord with you. Things have been tough in 2012, in real life, so the Seahawks have taken up even more of my energy than usual. I'm not ashamed to say that. I'm still a fan of your writing.
And as far as being the Seahawks unibomber... is there a way I can get that as my .Net title? Just messin around
Oh, and tubbs... amazing post. Thank you for sharing. I'm sure your grandfather would be proud of how you've dealt with such a tough situation and turned it into a positive.