It may be just the Superbowl

but to me it's another tradition without my Randy.  We are a football family.  My hubby played when he was a teenager and was a season ticket holder for the NY Jets for many years.  Only gave up the seats after our own sons started playing Pop Warner football.  One of our sons continued playing in high school and now is a coach for the same school.  Randy and I and our oldest friends would always enjoy the Superbowl together.  When the kids were young we'd go over each others house to watch the game.  Took turns year after year.  Then we were lucky enough to enjoy the game together, just the 4 of us now that the kids were older, away to Atlantic City.  Now another tradition broken.  That's how I feel, so broken...broken hearted, broken spirited.  I miss you so much my honey.  I guess this is another "first" in a long line of them for me.  I thought the holidays were bad.  Today just reminds me that he's no longer by my side. 

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KipB
KipB

Hi Dawn, first superbowl in 33 years without Marti. How Ill miss her Mexican and crab dips. And most of all I\'ll miss that loving smile from across the room. Another lousy first.
Try to enjoy the game anyway. Hugs, Kip.
Catkin
Catkin

It is this sort of thing which is really tough. My approach has been to try to establish new traditions but i will not say it is easy. My thoughts are with you.
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deleted_user

Dawn...I hope you found some happiness during the game, whether it was the commercials or the Saints. The small \"holidays\" often seem more difficult for me than the big ones. Hang in there...you made it through. Nancy
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deleted_user

Like Catkin, I have had some success with starting new traditions or tweeking the old ones. For example, Christmas dinner used to be a huge production. Over the past 3 years it has evolved into an intimate dinner for 3 or 4 with \"wine\" breaks between each step of final preparation! When it gets to the table is anybody\'s guess. I love it.
Sel
dawn827
dawn827

I love your new tradition Sel!!! I think wine goes with everything!!

Thanks so much all, I\'ve said it before but you guys know how I feel so it does make it easier. Thanks!