An incredible day. A blessed life. So much to be thankful for.

We work in a day-to-day business. To look beyond the next week sometimes means a loss of focus. When you win a Super Bowl, you can finally take the blinders off and think about all the things that got you there. For me, and for the Seattle Seahawks, the list is very long.

I’ll start with the happiest moment of my night, which lasted until early Monday morning: Hugging my mom and dad after the game. It was incredible to see the joy on their faces and how ecstatic the rest of my family was. My dad thanked me for getting him to the Super Bowl. When you make it here, you’re not alone; you take your family, your school and your neighborhood. You are a representation of everyone who helped you get to this stage.