And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Softly Call the Muster...

Before we move on to the real post of the day...

There was a special on ABC tonight about the Ketogenic Diet.  This is what I've been doing for the last two years to treat the seizures since meds, brain surgery, etc., didn't work.  I've had about an 80% decrease in seizures with this.  It's a great little news blip worth watching.
In the Beginning...
Aggies gathered together on June 26, 1883, to live over again their college days, the victories and defeats won and lost upon the drill field and in the classroom. By April 21, 1903, this annual gathering evolved into a celebration of Texas Independence on San Jacinto Day. These early meetings included field games and banquets for Aggies to reflect and celebrate their memories of Aggieland. “Let every alumni answer a roll call,” wrote the Former Students. It was not until 1922, however, that April 21 became the official day of events for all Aggies; thus, the annual tradition of Muster was born. The March 1923 Texas Aggie urged, “If there is an A&M man in one hundred miles of you, you are expected to get together, eat a little, and live over the days you spent at the A&M College of Texas.”
Since tradition tells us that we are to get together with Ags on April 21st each year, we knew this year would be quite different since we don't know any Ags in Rochester!!  Muster is also an opportunity to honor the lives of any Ag that has passed in the last year.
Softly call the Muster,
Let comrade answer, “Here!”
Their spirits hover ‘round us
As if to bring us cheer!

We found out right before we left that one of Ben's clients from Dallas, who is an Ag, would also be at the Mayo Clinic this week.  Perfect, we'll just have dinner with them and have a little Aggie Muster.  However, my amazing hubby decided that wasn't enough.  So, he sent out a message on facebook and an e-mail to every Ag he could find in Rochester!  Thus, we had an incredibly special Aggie Muster in Rochester, Minnesota, this evening.

This is Ben giving the history of Muster.

 Pics throughout the evening...

 Two future Aggies.  
This family is actually moving back to Aggieland in the near future.

Gig 'Em Ags!!
B '02, Me '01
M '86, his wife is a grad of UTD, & both their daughters are current students at A&M.
J '01 & J '06
Tonight was so much fun!  I'm so proud of my hubby.  He walked in to a brand new city, not knowing anyone, and planned a Muster event in just a couple of days.  We even had one girl there tonight that had never been to Aggie Muster all through school or since!!!

Once again, I'm so proud of my hubby!! 

Softly call the Muster....

In closing, will you say a quick prayer that we can make our schedule work tomorrow?  We are supposed to be on a flight back home at 3pm-ish.  However, they have ordered a Spinal Tap that will include tests that can only be performed here.  The test is late enough in the afternoon that we would miss our flight.  There isn't another flight out until Saturday morning.

Thus, we are going to go super early in the morning and get on the waiting list for any cancellations for the Spinal Tap.  Our prayer is that there would be a cancellation so that we can get everything done in time to get to the airport in time to check in with all of my food and catch our 3p flight.

Thank you!!

Gig 'Em!!!

1 comment:

  1. I just love you guys... I really hope Critter doesn't come home one day, sit you both down on the couch, and pull a burnt orange sweatshirt out her backpack!! Traveling grace for tomorrow.

    - T ;-)