Sunday, June 22, 2008

Looking to the Future

We are so not paying for college.

Maddy is going to get a scholarship for swimming. I am sure of it. I pretty sure she is the best ever.

I know she's my kid, so I am biased. But seriously, I think we are on to something.

Yesterday at the meet, you know the one that started at 6:45 am, she took 4 first places and a second.

She took first with her relay teams in the Medley relay and Freestyle relay. She was the third leg. According to what I know, it's the anchor leg.

She did her job. She caught her team to first place by a quarter of a lap in both races. I couldn't believe it. Is this the same child that lacks motivation in, well, seemingly everything else?

Huh? Who knew?

She also took first in the 100m IM. That's definitely her race. She beat the times of the boys and girls.

Her final first was in the 25m breast stroke.

Her 2nd was in the 25m freestyle.

I had to know what the deal was. So I asked her on the way home.

"Sweetie, what makes you want to work so hard at swimming?"

"Duh, Mom, swimming's important."

Oh, course. And helping out around the house is...what...a suggestion?


Traci said...

Helping out around the house isn't going to get her into college.

Anonymous said...

Great Job girl!!! She'll be in great shape!!!!

Walking in the Light

Wow! This year year has been a whirlwind to say the least. I am shocked we are near the half way point in February. Part of me wants to dance. If the start of the year is any indication of how it is going to go, I am happy it's flying by. I will usher in 2009 with bells and whistles.

Yet, I am humbly reminded that every day is a gift, and I need to walk in the Light. I need to let Him guide me through each day. I need to listen to His still, quiet voice...Yeah I know for me that's a stretch. I'm never still long enough to catch my breath.

As I write this, our dear neighbor of ten years is fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I am awed by the faith she has in God. I am humbled by the fight she has within her to beat the demon we know as cancer. Hunter, in his six year old wisdom said to me, "Mommy, why are you sad? We are just going to pray and Jesus is going to make her better." The faith of a child and the living testimony of one who is dwelling in God's amazing grace reminds me to walk daily in the His unfailing light.