My cousin Alexis is a freshman cross-country runner at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She's fun. She's beautiful. And she's FAST! We got to run together when she was in Cincy for Christmas break, and she kicked my fanny on the hills around my brother's house, but it was a fun treat.
Well, she qualified for the NCCAA Nationals - which was held at IWU in Marion! So we got to go watch her race.
My mom and Rachelle spent the night with us on Friday night, and we loved the treat of spending time with them. Then Saturday we drove to IWU together and had a wonderful day being with Allie and my Aunt Lisa and Uncle Steve (who drove in from OP, Kansas).
|The kids love to have Aunt Chelle read to them and tell her wild made-up stories!|
We knew Grandma Parsons would have been there with bells on, cheering and smiling. We miss her.
|Rachelle, Grandma P, and Allie|
Allie did an awesome job running, then she got back on her bus with her team and they headed back to Bartlesville, OK. It was a great experience to see all of the top Christian university teams competing under one roof. These are kids who are disciplined and dedicated Christian athletes. It was intense and awesome.
It was a great day. We are privileged to be part of one of the closest extended families I know. I love and miss them so much!
....I discipline my body
and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others,
I myself should become disqualified.
I Corinthians 9:27
Run in such a way that you may
I Corinthians 9:24b