Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Runnin' Sophmore

We were all so thankful to get to see Drew this last weekend.

He left for camp then school while I was in Texas, so I never really felt like I got to wish him well on his way.

So I was very excited to go and he was very excited to show us around his school and his first apartment, which sadly I have no pictures of either.

Of course Dad had the camera at the race!

This is Caleb's new thing, crazy camera faces....I am always so glad when they grow out of this faze.
This is Drew's sophomore year running for Washington State University.

What a blessing to see him race again.

Quite a bit of his team is in the picture, and all three Andrew's on the team are in this picture.

Though, I do believe Hannah is the only one that still calls him Andrew exclusively.
Drew has been nursing a sore Achilles for a few weeks, hence the tape on his right ankle.

He also raced is flats to make it easier on his leg than spikes.
Mead High School in Spokane was a beautiful place to hold the race.

And yes, that is almost all WSU in the front of this small race.
It was good to see Drew running strong after his whole spring and early summer battle with mono.
What can I say, but that I was overjoyed to see this face again.

It is good to watch your kids fly from the nest, but never really easy.

You are happy for them, but you are still missing a part of yourself.

It was good to see him doing so well.
And though running is only a part of who he is, it is a big part, and a huge joy for him.

I know that sounds weird to all you non-runners, but it is true, for the totally addicted:)
Hannah was very confused that the backs of their jerseys were gray.

She could never find him once he passed us.

It was quite cute.

This spot is for me to put in the details of the race, when David gets home from work to give them to me.
Here are the only 3 left from the original 7 in the freshman class of 2010.

Richard a Nevada state champ.

Mack a Washington state champ, and Drew's roommate.

And Drew of course a Oregon state champ.

Quite a crew they make.
And so off we go into another year.

We ask you to consider praying with us daily for Drew and any other college students you know.

It is a big change time in life.

And college life is not easy.

Support them with your love, encouragement and prayers whomever your college students and friends college students may be.

1 comment:

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Let us know if he is running in the Seattle area. We'd love to go cheer him on.

:) :) :)