“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”- Dr. Seuss.
When I found out I was having a baby girl, I was excited for all the possibilities ahead of you. Would you be a doctor, a writer, a dancer? Would you travel the world? Will you walk down the aisle and have your own kids one day? The dreams I have for you are endless.
But as I scroll through my camera roll, I realize you’ve already done more than most people dream of, and you don’t even know it. So here’s a list of all experiences you had with your momma over the last year before you officially came into this world.
You visited your dad’s alma mater. Learned the words to Rocky Top. Interviewed a Hall of Famer.
You went to The Swamp. Endured the hottest game on record there. You talked to Dan Mullen about his favorite Netflix shows. It sounds silly, but it’s his favorite topic.
You filmed a segment on Music Row. You shared a laugh with Taylor and another hall of famer Stinch. You got beer poured on you at the local honky tonk. You’ve officially experienced Nashville.
You went back to Knoxville and interviewed a boy named AJ. His story about struggling with cancer brought tears to your eyes. (Or just your mom’s, because you probably didn’t have tear ducts that this point).
You interviewed Jimbo Fisher. Just like your mom, you were amazed at his words-per-minute ratio.
You visited the 12th man, where Baby Girl, you’ve already been a part of history. You walked with me for 6 hours during a 7 overtime game. You were so tired, you make me plop a seat right on the field. This is where you experience your first field storming.
You also experienced your first court storming in West Virginia, watching the Mountaineers knock off Kansas. That’s where you learned the words to Country Roads.
You interviewed the GOAT. Enough said.
These moments don’t stand out because of the people I’ve met or the places I’ve been, but because you were there with you. So you see Landyn, no matter what experiences lie ahead on your journey, you’ve already been a part of so many.