Sunday, May 6, 2012

Survivor One World. A special moment.

Watching our daughter Kim on this seasons

Survivor has been surreal to say the least!

I mean our family, like most, watches

TV we’re not on it! The whole ‘reality TV thing’

kind of messes with your mind. Coach and I send

way too much time trying to figure it all out. It’s

all so time consuming and mind boggling! :)

To be honest, this is the first time ever Coach

and I have ever bought into Survivor, the castaways

and the drama, hook, line and sinker! I’m a little

embarrassed to say, we can’t get enough!

To intensify matters, last week on episode12 our

daughter Beth made a surprise visit to Kim! Watching

all of these precious people, half starved and

sleep deprived, get a glimpse of their ‘loved

one’ was more than I could bear. Being a bit

overly emotional, I was sobbing from the get-go!

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Can you imagine? Living thirty days in the ‘wilds’ of

a tropical island, far from the love and comforts of

home. Literally starving, surround by strangers all trying

to ‘Outwit, Outlast and Outplay’ one another and

win $1,000,000! How utterly exhausting!!! Who in their

right mind would do such a thing? Much less think it fun?

Oh! That’s right. Our beautiful, God loving, fun filled,

compassionate, adventure seeking, light-up-the-room,

athletic daughter, Kimberly Brooke Spradlin. Recently

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it. Trying to

imagine how my precious daughter felt, day after day,

cold night after night. Living off the land, for

her food and water. Embracing the people around her

with love and respect while quietly playing the game.

As evidenced in last weeks immunity challenge,

Kimberly is one focused young woman!

Her determination reminds me of her father.

It has not always be easy for a ‘free-spirit’,

‘fly by the sit of your pants’, out of the

box thinker like myself to be married to a man of

excellence. But now more than ever, I appreciate

with all my heart, all the things he taught

our children. In addition to a long list of

important qualities, he taught them how to be strong.

So last Wednesday, as I watched our strong but weary

Kim let down her guard and tearfully melt into her

sister’s arms, it was almost more than I could take.

Seeing my girls embraced in this tearful hug was

something this momma will never forget!

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Love.

There is nothing greater.

If you have it you have everything!

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A special thanks to Beth for leaving your precious little ones and traveling far, far from home, to take Kim just what she needed! No one could have done it better! You looked fabulous and we couldn't be prouder.

3 comments:

Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife said...

Roxanne, before this season of Survivor aired I let my mom know that a coaching wife friend of mine daughter would be on the show. My mom and stepdad are huge fans of the show and watch every season! Now my mom has become a BIG fan of Kims, she calls and talks to me about every show, ha! You have every right to be one proud mama!!
Big hugs during Spring football!!
PS where you at the Country Living fair in Austin last weekend? My mom and I were there and I thought I saw you but when I came back around "you" were gone or I would have formally introduced myself and said hi!!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

I'm loving rooting for Kim! I've never met her but I can see yours and Coach's spirit in her!

bunnytrails said...

We were right there with you, tears rolling down our cheeks!! So sweet to see such sisiterly love!!