On the way to the school, I asked her if she was ready. To which she sweetly replied, "Yes, but I really wish it were 3 miles instead of 2. I do so much better on 3 mile runs!" I felt of her forehead to make sure that she wasn't running a fever and then we both giggled. She really does like running 3 miles instead of 2 she explained that the race isn't as fast on the three mile runs. Wow! I admire her endurance and her confidence!
There were hundreds of girls at the meet. Hannah's group ran with over 200 girls.
As the race began I held my breath and prayed that no one would fall in that enormous group of girls. Thankfully, Hannah and her team mates all made it safely.
I love this crowd shot. You can see Hannah smiling as she began running. I love that girl of mine! She has the happiest heart I know!
Her daddy and I watched and waited for her to come around the corner. Look!
There she is. Go, Hannah, go!
She finished the race strong and we were so proud of her!
I have always loved this verse! We are surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses...they are cheering us on to victory...to finish the race marked out for us. We are to run with perseverance and for His great glory!
Hannah didn't finish in first place and she didn't finish in last...but she finished the race and we rejoiced! What a great reminder for us spiritually! Can't you almost hear the Father saying, "Run, child of mine, run! Don't give up...keep going...can't you hear Me cheering you on?!"