[UPDATE]: NOW W/ PICS: Tarheel Paul's Trip To Dallas

I've struggled for a couple of weeks now on how I wanted this post to go. I didn't know if I should post about the game itself, the 1st team versus the 2nd team, the positives and negatives of our beloved Cowboys through my beer googles. And then I just decided to do what I have been doing a lot lately and that is speaking from the heart.

Let me start of by simply saying thank you to everyone. Not just for the game tickets or the airline tickets, or the awesome hotel room, or the incredible gift that was waiting for us at the hotel. But thank you for the joy and happiness you brought into our lives. It's been almost 3 months now since we lost our precious baby girl Olivia. And it has been a hell on earth which I can not put into words for anyone to understand. Nor do I want anyone to understand. Trust me when I tell you that you don't want to understand. But for 3 days, we smiled, we laughed, we cheered, we got drunk, we relaxed, and we had a good time. Sure, my thoughts often drifted towards Olivia and how happy she must be to see her Mommy and Daddy happy. But for a short 3 days the world was o.k. again. And that was so nice. It reminded me of how beautiful life can be and how I felt before that tragic day. It gave me hope to push foward and do what I KNOW Olivia would want me to do and that is to be happy, to smile, and to laugh. It's still extreamly hard and not a day goes by that I don't break down at least once because I miss her so bad but I know that part will never go away and I just have to look foward to the day that I do get to see her beautiful face again. And I truly beleive that I will. It will be a day of great rejoycing ! So for now, I must live for her and through her. I can still miss her, I can still cry every day but I also can be happy again. And that is what I took from this trip. And for that I can't thank you enough. You did more than send a fan to a game. You helped save this fan's life.


Thank you with tons of love,

Paul and Tammy

P.S. I have emailed some pics from the game to Raul. I couldn't figure out how to attach them to this post so hopefully he can do it for me.

[UPDATE]: Here are the pics!











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