If you are a member of Facebook you know that on a daily basis you are presented with memories – an online scrapbook of sorts reminding us of things that we’ve posted on this very day since joining Facebook.
This morning I woke up to three heartfelt stories posted via Russell Street Report with ties to the Ravens. So since this is The Season, I thought it might be appropriate to once again share these Christmas Links.
If you are seeing these stories for the first time, the messages are clear and they will remind you of what is important. If you are seeing them for the second or third time, the reminders are akin to watching It’s A Wonderful Life each year during the Holidays.
Harry O ~ 2014
Harry O’Sullivan was a man who loved life. He adored his family, was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend and he was passionately devoted to the Baltimore Ravens. Harry embraced the meaning of “Play Like a Raven” and was inspired by a chance meeting with John Harbaugh who convinced Harry to give his all to beat his illness. Here’s his story…
Walk 5 Miles ~ 2013
Seventeen-year-old Gage Friend is another big-time Ravens fan and he shares that passion with his 6-year-old brother. Gage had plans to get a Justin Tucker autograph as a Christmas present for the younger Friend but something happened – something that put obtaining that autograph, despite the best laid plans, in serious jeopardy. Find out what Gage did in order to make his younger sibling’s Christmas that much more special. LINK
Her Name Was Joey ~ 2012
Joey was a beautiful 7-year-old girl who possessed an undeniable zest for life and despite therapy thrust upon her in her battle against autism and severe apraxia, her spirit was unwavering. Her favorite color was purple, the influence of her favorite team – the Baltimore Ravens. The native Marylander whose family moved to Newtown, CT seldom left her home without wearing purple even when attending school at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Stories like these remind us of what is important. I hope during the Holidays, that at some point during all of the sometimes-unnecessary hustle and bustle, you and yours can share a special moment and reacquaint yourselves with the true meaning of The Season.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.