It turns out that my memory wasn't all that good concerning sporting events that happened four decades ago. I think my lengthy illness and all the effects of the chemotherapy just a few years after graduation hampered some of my ability to recall things. Priorities in life also shift quite quickly when you are facing a life-threatening illness.
Fast forward to this week--
After I returned home on Tuesday from a trip to Missouri, a copy of Steve's book was in my mailbox. I couldn't wait to start diving into it and see how much I could recall from comments by other players and coaches. I was able to remember a few more things after hearing the responses from others.
Thankfully, Steve dedicated a whole chapter that focused on more of my life and ministry after college than it did on my playing days. Since I didn't give him much to work with in regard to my memories from my playing days, it was easier to focus on more recent events. I am always grateful when I get the opportunity to share the Good News of Salvation in contexts outside of the church building. This book was certainly a different avenue from the norm in which I could share my journey of faith.
It only took a few months of chemotherapy treatments to completely erase all of the physical work I did for years to get in top shape. It certainly changed the trajectory of the rest of my life, but I am still here 36 years later.