Saturday, March 19, 2011

the race marked out for us

Friday marked the end of school's 3rd quarter,
and the beginning of Spring Break.
Joy of joys!
In celebration, the morning was filled with Field Day events;
races, relays, frisbee throws, hurdles, soft ball throws, and jumping.

Amy and Michael both joined in the 1k race,
against kids from Kindergarten on up.

Michael's wearing red with stripes in the front row,
Amy's in red behind him

Guess who came through the finish line first?
I guess all that training with Dad paid off, Michael!

With Amy nine seconds behind, in second place.

Elise (in light green) and Amy (far R) prepare for the girl's 300 meter dash

Elise shows her team spirit.
It isn't easy being GREEN.

Then the shoe split.
Michael's 2-year old Nikes,
the ones we found at the outlet mall before leaving Savannah,
finally gave out.
The heart and sole separated,
leaving Michael with the rubber toe of his sole flapping in the breeze.
Not what the well-dressed elementary student wears for a 300 meter dash.

But Mark offered to run home and snag the duct tape;
one more reason that living close is a great thing.

Here he is, ready to go,
hamming it up for all it's worth.

The duct tape didn't seem to slow him down at all.
Another 1st place.

No more mom-brags, I promise.
At least, not in this blog post...

But maybe the best part of all
was just the time with friends,

And we're thankful for all of it.
Healthy, fast bodies,
the ability to use them for God's glory,
friends to encourage and who encourage us,
and opportunities to learn and grow and give thanks
at every single turn...

"...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith."

Hebrews 12:1&2

May we all be running whatever race God has set before us today,
with eyes on Christ Himself,
persevering all the way to the finish.


Rosalie said...

Thanks! This was fun to see. Seems like your kids are in a much healthier environment than they might have been in the US.

Judy said...

Way to go Michael!!! Can't believe those shoes still actually fit you!

us5 said...

Thanks! They are getting a little small, so I'm actually getting to go and help pick out a new pair of running shoes for my birthday!