last night was the last of C's track meets. i would like to say that watching C put his heart into his running was a real joy for me. since his school is so small, they weren't always competitive with the larger schools, but this did not discourage him. often times they had to run 4th graders in the 5/6th grade class in order to have enough runners. during these relays C would get the baton already quite behind, running his best to the end, sometimes closing the gap, but not winning. he ran the mile race finishing 4th sometimes 5th, but he was pleased that with each race he bettered his time.
i am so pleased with the mature attitude and good sportsmanship C displayed, where winning was not as important as doing your best and finishing the race. that makes him the real winner in my book. great job, C! i am proud of you!
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus is calling us. phillipians 3:14
*update: with all the numbers in, MSA pulled off second place over all out of 8 competing schools! way to go MSA!
everyday gift: finishing the race strong