First of all, I would like to post this update in memory of my grandather "Grandpop" who went to be with the Lord yesterday morning. I thank God for the opportunity he gave us to visit him as a family on Tuesday. It gives me such peace to have my last memory of him playing with Joshua's tractor and giving Joshua a kiss. Autumn will always remember the surprised look on his face as we entered his room in the hospital. He never lived real close to us, but I have fond memories of visiting him at Eagles Mere and doing nothing but fishing or watching the birds at the feeders. He had a great heart and he's singing Heaven's praises as he watches over us with no pain or suffering. I will have to celebrate our shared birthday alone next year, but it will be a great way to remember him each year. We love you Grandpop and we always will.
After 9 straight days of rain, we're ready for some sun.
This week has been hectic to say the least. Last weekend was more of the same as Lauren and I raced a 5k on Sat AM while Carolyn watched the kids. The race went well, Lauren coming in as the first female and me as the second male. We then picked them up, headed home and got ready to go to the expo for the Lehigh Valley Half Marathon which we were giving a seminar and participating the next day as pace group leaders. My mom watched the kids overnight and we headed out to assemble our groups early Sunday AM. As mentioned above, rain was in the forecast and luckily in only drizzled, opening the clouds up just after we finished. We had a great time. It's amazing how rewarding it is. You go to a race to run for other people, not yourself. They're all counting on you. I got came in within 1 second of my goal at 1:29:59 and had several group members speed off in front of me during the last couple of miles. Lauren was a little bummed that she was slightly off, but had a great group and a great time regardless. We'll be back next year, thanks!!