16 September, 2007

Triathaletes

Our children competed in a triathalon today, all of them; we are so proud of their commitment! Our son and daughter (first two photos) combined on a relay team, our son-in-law (3rd photo) did the entire triathalon solo! This was the first annual event to raise money for children's causes locally, held in memory of a little boy whose smile was pure sunshine to everyone he met. His parents decided to turn the tragedy of his death into something positive; to celebrate his short life through generosity to others who desperately need it. With the loving support of their family and friends they did just that, and will continue to build on what they've begun each year from now on. A memorial playground will be built at our local chapter Ronald McDonald House with money raised from this event. Everyone pulled from deep inside to do their very best, I know that our children set their own goals and honored their personal commitments. I dare say that these three first-time triathaletes will be back to compete again in the years to come, it meant the world to them.
Go, Team AJ!
Life is Good!

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Isn't "proud of my kids" one of the absolute best feelings there is!

gwen said...

Congratulations to your children. I bet they must feel really good at the end of the race.
I like very much the quilted bulbs of your christmas quilt. Very original. And you are right, practice makes you better! Take care.

leigh anna said...

poor kyle doesnt look to happy in that picture!

Quilt Memories said...

Great Job!!!!!! I don't know any of you but am proud of you just the same.I know MOM ans DAD were very proud of you as well. Go TEAM, GO.

Pam said...

Congratulations to them all! Such a good thing they have done and such hard work too!!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great time of year weather wise for outdoor sporting events. How fun to pariticpate in something like this as a family!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Teachergirl said...

Thank you for your support! We had a great time. It was especially nice to see familiar faces cheering us on as we crossed the finish line!

Libby said...

Congrats to the participants - a great job for such a worthy cause.

Kyle said...

I did come as close to throwing up as it looked.

mamaspark said...

Wow, you must be really proud!! My DD2 wants to join the triathalon club at college. We will see how that pans out!!

Laurie Ann said...

Yeah, they'll be hooked now for sure!!

Carol said...

Congratulations! How cool to see young people doing and giving to others!

teodo said...

Congratulations, great job for a good cause.
ciao ciao