So here I am, writing a post. Why, after being encouraged by my husband a plethora of times, do I finally write now? Well, two reasons. My team, the Seahawks, are going to the Superbowl, and I want you all to learn how cool the coach and his family are so you’ll be fans by Sunday.
My family has a cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains where I met my best friend Emily and her family when I was two. Emily Holmgren’s family also owns a cabin in Mission Springs and we spent every summer together. Emily’s dad is a football coach. More specifically, her dad Mike is the coach of the Seattle Seahawks. So over the years, our family has followed Holmgren’s career. We’ve been 49er fans, Green Bay Packer fans, and now for the last 7 years, Seahawks fans. And proud of it.
Tonight my husband Mike and I were watching ABCs World News Tonight, and lo’ and behold the story of the night is on the Holmgren family. While Coach Holmgren gets his Seahawks ready in Detroit for Super Bowl XL this Sunday, his wife Kathy and their oldest daughter Calla are in the Congo. Kathy is a nurse, and was a missionary in the Congo before getting married and having children. Calla is an OB/Gyn specializing in high risk deliveries. The two of them are going to the Congo on a medical mission for the next two weeks. How can they possibly leave Mike and the team at the height of the season? Simple. They recognize that there are more important things than football. They want to help save lives instead of simply entertaining people. Is football still important to them and their family? Absolutely. But this family has it’s priorities straight and is being an awesome witness in the process.