I was trying to think of some way to start this post when I first sat down tonight, and nothing seemed to just blurt out like it usually does. The words haven’t all week really, but other than the fact that this is a Titans website and I (we) love the Titans, it has also been a good way to get at least some of this stuff out and down. It’s one thing to lose a hero. It’s another to watch him fall so far from grace, all the way to his untimely death.
But that’s not what it’s about. And that’s not what tonight was about when Kellen (isn’t it so nice to have him back?) and I decided to say our final peace with all of it by attending the memorial service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (the church Steve and his family attended). And in truth, I don’t know that anyone will ever fully make peace with all of this, but it was, at the very least, some closure.
I’m exhausted and Kellen has to work early tomorrow, so we’re not going to go into it tonight, but we’ll have some really great (fingers crossed!) stuff for you guys this weekend so make sure you check back in. I was going to have some photos from the tribute they held at LP Field on Wednesday and Thursday as well, but our “photographer” fell asleep before he emailed the pictures to me. You’re on notice “photographer”.
So instead, I’ll leave you with the first half of the eulogy as given by Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III. Not sure why it cuts of the eulogy off where it does (he was just getting going) but hopefully NewsChannel 5 will add the rest of it at some point. There are plenty of other videos from Eddie, D. Mase, Coach Fisher and others (look on the right-hand side of the page) but Bishop Walker’s message was what resounded the most for me. We’ll have a lot more tomorrow. Get some rest everyone.
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