"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me."
Saturday, May 03, 2008
As thrilled as I was today that Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby, I was even more crushed when second place finisher Eight Belles - the only filly in the race - fell after the finish, breaking both her front legs, and had to be put down right there on the track. I bawled. She was beautiful, she was strong, and she ran with the big boys. How tragic that it was literally the race of her life.
I am a GRITS (Girl Raised In The South), a 3rd generation Texan with roots in Mississippi and Tennessee. I have a wonderful husband and three great kids - a son in the Navy, an daughter studying Theatre at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and a son who plays trombone in the high school band. My mom is a three-time survivor of breast cancer - a disease that affects mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends - please click on the link below to help fund mammograms for women who can't afford them!