Well, tomorrow Liz, John, and I are going to do something fun!!
We're going to the Michigan Notre Dame Game!!!!!!!!!!!!
In South Bend!! Which is where Mike lives so we also get to visit Mike!
Here is pictured the Michigan Union on the campus of the University of Michigan.
The Union was also the site of Anne's wedding reception, I might add.
My two youngest daughters and two of my nephews are lounging in front.
Also pictured is the golden dome of the University of Notre Dame with Our Lady looking over the campus.
I am a graduate of Michigan. So is my sister. So was my father and grandfather. And my son John is a current student!!! John is also an avid Michigan football fan and has been since he was very young.
My son Mike is a graduate of Notre Dame. And I love Notre Dame. (OK. Yes. I know. They made some big mistakes a year ago. And I think it's safe to say that all is not to Our Lady's liking on the campus) But there is a lot of good at Notre Dame. There is a lot of grace. You can feel it. I believe that her hand is on the university. And so I love it.
Who do I cheer for? John says the stronger case is for the U of M. He's right. But the emotional attachment to ND, believe it or not, is stronger. I think it has to do with associations with Our Lady and with the kind and gracious treatment Mike and I received there as parents of a student. (Rather in contrast to Michigan, I might add) It has to do with a campus where ALL the employees are polite and kind, accommodating and competent. There is the basilica dripping with the glory of God and the grotto where the reverence of the students can bring you to tears.
Anyway, enough analysis. It's just football, right? In spite of John's objections I think I'll wear something for each team and be happy. Happy that no matter who wins, one of my children will be thrilled. And that's enough for me.
Go Irish! God Blue! Go Blue! Go Irish!