The Golf Channel and WCC gave my family a gift tonight….footage and interviews of my father in the last days of his life. Watching it was a wave of emotions, but the biggest takeaway was that he was extremely happy in those last days and in his element. I felt like he was looking straight at me through the screen a few times with his signature grin saying: It’s okay. Everything is how it’s supposed to be.
(it will re-air on Thursday 12/29 at 2:00pEST)
Norman Swenson, the true champion of the game, defined all that is great about golf: a gentlemen, a competitor, a friend, grace and victory in defeat. He brought people together with a smile, a laugh and a southern accent that made the experience better for everybody.
They showed a clip of Dad showing a smiley face on the top of one of his tees…..Boo says he did that for her. I think he did too.
In another clip the camera zooms in from the side….it’s a tee from my sister’s wedding that he took all the way over the Korea.
Live the life you’ve dreamed.
Life is short. You never know when your last day will be.
Live your life fully…and live it full of joy.
Nothing else really matters.