Friday, November 12, 2010

A Chapter Closed

Child #2 getting "painted up" at State!
Last Saturday's temps were in the 30's when this picture was taken! Mercy! Cold JV kids!

Child #2 and Child #1--both of which are taller than me!!

Both varsity teams placed well in the top ten in South Carolina 4A teams (4A schools have over 1500 students and more. Our high school is around 2500.)

I am alive, people! I have been away from my computer--which had a virus a few weeks ago! It is healed! Mercy, it was a pain though!

Thanks for your great recipes!! And, Sassy, I appreciate all of those websites!

Cross country season is over. Another chapter in Child #1's senior year has been completed. As he crossed the finish line at the State Championships last Saturday, I felt my heartstrings pop a little! I was walking to the area where the team was after they finished, and I felt the tears start. I looked at another mom walking beside me. I told this sweet girl, "I'm having a moment here!" She gave me a hug. As I got closer to the team, I saw my child and his smile through the sweat and dirt on his face. I had to smile right back at him. Hugs and kisses--even though he was pretty nasty--were given he bid farewell to this sport that he absolutely adores. Track is around the corner, but XC is where his passion lies.

My passion has also been with running, as most of you know! And, of course, my precious family! But, when the Holy Spirit nudges you in a different direction, you follow. My passion is for Him. I look forward to spending time first thing in the morning with Him as I snuggle under a blanket in my Jesus chair! After getting the kids out the door for school, laundry started and the breakfast dishes loaded in the dishwasher, I'm out the door to get my run in for the day. If I don't spend time with my Lord first though, it makes a difference!
So, what's your passion? It may be one thing or several. I would love to hear what's on your heart!
Y'all have a great weekend! Our family spent last Sunday as our worship time hiking the beautiful trails of SC. God was right there with us in His sanctuary, and His palette of fall colors was awesome! I'll post some of the pics next week!

Sweet Blessings!


Debbie said...

I would love to see your fall photos from the mountains. In Phoenix, our autumn is just not the same. :(

Your kids are adorable and active like their mom.

My passion is for the Lord. Whenever I miss my morning quiet time, I notice it and so does my husband. There's nothing like spending time with God to have the fruit of the Spirit evident in your life.

blessings and love,

Beth E. said...

It's always emotional when child #1 finishes each chapter of his senior year. God really helped me to prepare for our oldest son's graduation and helping him move to college. I have no doubt He will prepare you, too!

Sassy Granny ... said...

You're welcome:)

Brrrr. Just looking at your photos sent me scurrying for a sweater. Thank God for the vigor of youth!

Passion? Oh dear; I have so many of them. Reading. Writing. Visiting with friends. Travel. Grandkids. Old movies. Cleaning (I mean that; I love a tidy, clean home).

Run like the wind, my friend!


P.S. I'll just bet you'd love the movie, "Secretariat". The line: Run Your Race ... features prominantly.


I was cold just looking at those pictures! BRRRR! Keep running Susan. I'm snuggling up with Jesus too! There's no better Person to be intimate with than HIM!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie

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