Truly, my cup overflows.
And I am undone.
God is SO good... He leaves me nearly speechless.
But not quite :)
"Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me.
The 2011 Long Course Age Group Championship
The opportunity for all three boys to compete in their championship meet
Cheering for Big Man via the telephone, as he swam in Charlottesville while Bub & Noh-man swam in Christiansburg
Big Man's new title-- the Backstroke Champion (according to his coach :) after winning the League title on Friday
A superb team of families... of coaches... and swimmers
FAST (the team)
For Noh-man... racing hair. Or perhaps-- Uncle Dave hair? Either way... a lack of hair.
And Uncle Dave, who drove from South Carolina to cheer for the boys
And Aunt Wilma, who held down the fort at home so that Dave could come to the meet
The YMCA for a little pre-race fun
And time together to ease the stress.
God's peace amidst the storm. His presence during the fight.
Prayers for His best... whatever that may be
And His faithfulness, His blessing, His goodness... even when things didn't turn out as we hoped
Comfort and certainty... the assurance... that He has something better...
because His ways are always higher, His thoughts are always better, and His plans are always greater than anything we could ever imagine on our own
Three fighting spirits
Three champion-sized hearts
And my sister-in-love's reminder-- Man looks at the outer appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
Just in time.
Crazy hard lessons learned, especially for Chris and me
And their courage untold, their determination... magnified, & more character demonstrated in a span of two minutes than most adults display in a lifetime.
And the opprotunity to pursue them.
Competing with the best in the state... and coming out at the top
God's hand of deliverance-- like David and Goliath
A coach... from another team... who cared
The prayers of loved ones, the encouragement of others, and the little kindnesses offered throughout the day that display His love in mighty, mighty ways
Brother cheering for brother, praying for brother, hurting for brother, persevering for brother... LOVING brother more then himself
And the privilege of parenting such fine young men
"Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations;
I will sing praises of your name."
2 Samuel 22:50
and the list goes on...