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What does the SAINTS Superbowl win mean to me?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

As many of you know, I have been very sick. Unfortunately, I am not able to attend the historic SAINTS Super Krewe tonight. I am doing the next best thing and watching it live on tv. I am crying b/c 4 1/2 years ago I could not have imagined the SAINTS winning the Super Bowl nor a SAINTS parade that would rival the likes of Endymion. Any of us who grew up in New Orleans or has lived here long enough has heard, “Can you imagine what would happen if the SAINTS ever won the Super Bowl?” Well, now we are so fortunate to finally be in that number! All I can think about is when I was evacuated to Tulsa for 3 1/2 months. During those early days of evacuation I was enveloped in the deepest depths of sadness. I didn’t know where many of my family and friends were. Simply put, I didn’t even know if some of my friends were alive. I know many of you reading this experienced the most wretched of circumstances.  As I watch these floats roll down Poydras Street in front of the Superdome, I am filled with great joy. I can remember seeing the flood water enveloping the Dome as I watched helplessly from Tulsa. Now, I sit here and watch our beloved SAINTS victorious in a SUPER BOWL and parading down our once flooded streets. This is such a historic and beautiful night. I know all those SAINTS fans up in heaven are smiling down on us now. New Orleans is living proof that the hardest of obstacles can be overcome. New Orleans is rising up because of her people and I love each and every one of you.