Saturday, April 06, 2013

Trackstar

Olivia has aspired to run track for a few years now.  The girl LOVES to run!  She's fast.  She LOVES to do pull ups and other athletic things she's done in PE the last few years.  When I told her what track was, she was almost panting to join asap.  The time finally has come.  Sixth grade is the year and she worked hard all year to show that she could handle middle school work which was our deal for being on the track team.  She made track and has practiced the past month.  She is in one event this year... the 100 yard dash.  Her first meet was Tuesday.


She was INCREDIBLY nervous!  But now that she has one under her belt... she is so excited and good to go!  She raced against six other runners and came in THIRD!  (She races against both sixth and seventh graders.)


After we went out to eat to celebrate and she just couldn't stop talking, she was on cloud nine! :)  She talked and talked about how to lengthen her stride so she can go even faster, about her friends, about girls she isn't crazy about being friends with, about adoption, and on and on.  It was just too cute! :)  She is truly our Track Star!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you