Rob Harpum began teaching his son, Chris, to play golf when he was 2.
It sounds like a mantra concocted specifically for a bumper sticker or one of those wall-hangers that you’d find in your local HomeGoods – “Life is what it is, just live it.”
For Judi Harpum it was more than just a saying. It was a lifestyle, one that propelled her and her family through the day-to-day mundanities of life, one that she said over and over to husband, Rob, every time his Type-A personality wound him into a ball of stress, an affirmation that comforted the seemingly unflappable Brit during her seven-year journey with ovarian cancer.
Judi met Rob at work in 1992, a meet-cute that the latter remembers much more vividly than the former, and the soulmates were married seven years later, immigrating to the United States from England just two weeks after tying the knot. What followed was an uphill battle with in vitro fertilization, one that on the final try was successful and saw Christopher David Harpum born on Jan. 27, 2004.
Chris and Judi Har...
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