“We had them the whole way.”

I’ll never forget my Pap saying that.

Here’s some context:

Let’s say the Steelers or Pirates were playing bad and losing. He’d want to turn it off.

He’d get frustrated and say something like “we’re done” or “it’s over.”

Then they’d come back and win.

He would smirk and say, “We had them the whole way.”

Sometimes I get down. Sometimes it feels like I’m behind. Sometimes it feels like I’m losing.

But I won’t quit.

I’m not done. It’s not over.

One day I’m going to win, and when I do, I’m going to look back and say “I had it the whole way.”