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Mon. Sep 3, 2012 by Mary    Life with J&M

Of God, Country and College Football

There are a few things in our household that we take very seriously.

God, country, and college football are at the top of that list.

Amen.

Every year when the slightest chill on the breeze cuts through the thick August heat, it ushers in with it a new era of Mountaineer football. Built upon the blood, sweat and tears of the 120 teams that came before them. And full of all the promise, the hope, and the history just waiting to be written that only a new football season can bring.

In a state, my state, where nothing comes easy and no one ever has anything handed to them- where struggle and sacrifice are a daily part of life-WVU football gives us all a reason to walk a little taller. To hold our heads up a little higher. And to give every one of us, no matter where we may have roamed, something to believe in. To rally behind the idea that honor, and integrity, and humility are not lost.... Not in the state of West Virginia. So we can say to this world, it does not matter what we came from or what you think of us. It matters where we're going. Because when push comes to shove, just know this: we will fight harder than you, we will care in our sleep, and we will believe it even if you can't yet see it.

So don't blink.

Because while you're busy counting us out, you just might miss us blowing right past you.

Montani Semper Liberi
Mountaineers are ALWAYS free






So yea, as you guys can tell...in this house we pretty much bleed Blue & Gold. I came by it by birthright. Justin married into it...it was part of our pre-nup. :) This past weekend, our WVU Mountaineers kicked off their 2012 season (fresh off an Orange Bowl victory) by rolling over the Marshall Thundering Herd 69-34. We couldn't watch the game because we were out shooting two weddings, but yesterday our bride & groom asked the band to play Country Roads. And I was so happy I almost burst into tears. I think it just goes to show you...

Wherever you go in this world, you're home.

So you know where we stand. Now tell us what teams you'll be rooting for this Fall. College football? NFL? Baseball fanatic? Leave us a note in the comment box below & one lucky winner will receive a $25 iTunes card. And...GO!!








 

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