This is the happiest I’ve been in the last ten months of my life. Little background I was fresh off of surgery and home for a day when I bought the tickets to THE MAIN EVENT. Sadly my cousin Martine is a resident in NYC and she couldn’t make it. My cousins and I have loved NKOTB since we were little girls. I remember calling my dad in 2008 when these Boston girls saw them for the first time and said it was the happiest day of our lives.
My cousins and I living the dream at TD Bank Garden in 2008! Dreams come true!
I was asked several times today if I was excited about the concert tonight and I was like I’m busy at work. Anyone that knows me knows that I get excited about watching paint dry but being sick has made me a lot less of myself even if I didn’t realize it. Seriously the last ten months of being sick, in and out of hospitals, plus surgeries has been horrible. I never admit just how hard it has been, until… tonight.
My cousin Sarina and I at NKOTB in DC
The Main Event brought me back to simpler times, when my biggest concern was if I would marry Joey, Donnie, or Jordan. Life has been a lot harder the last few years, but I look back fondly on when my cousins and I sat and waited for Joey at Tower Records at the South Shore Plaza for him to sign our CD, or when we walked past Jordan’s house a billion times, or when I grabbed Mark’s butt because I’m bold. Hell a few weeks ago post surgery at my friend Anthony’s wedding The Right Stuff Came on and I split my surgical incision open doing the “New Kids Dance.” For a few hours, I forgot I was sick and living in doctors offices, constantly fatigued.
All I know is, if only for one night, I’m hanging tough!
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I totally know where you are coming from. I was out last Sunday night at a banquet honouring some of the youth at our church who are graduating, including my best friend’s son who I am like another Mom to. I was not feeling well through the days leading up to it and overdid it during the morning and afternoon, but I knew that once I was there I could just relax and enjoy myself. I am very glad you have both the memories from 2008 and this latest concert. I was too old to be a fan when NKOTB first came out; however, after watching Donny on Blue Bloods and Jonathon on Amazing Race, I have gotten to like them during this new revival.
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It does make it a bit easier knowing that we are not alone in all of this. Praying for only better days to come for you!