Today was Christian’s last Cross Country meet.

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The season flew by.  But we truly loved every minute of it.  We loved cheering on not only our son, but also many of his amazing friends.

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We didn’t necessarily love when our son ran by like this, because we figured it meant a cramp, but we did love seeing him not give up and continue to push through.

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We loved watching Christian’s friend Jake, who is awesome and a part of our Youth Group as well.  He won every single meet and did an outstanding job this year.

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We loved seeing Christian finish strong.  He did a wonderful job this year and we were so very proud of his hard work.  For the record, Cross Country is awesome.  You play as a team, but you’re always working to beat your own individual time as well.  Cross Country has a great camaraderie and I loved seeing all of the kids cheer each other on.

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Moving on.  We loved seeing the various stages of the awesomeness of Hank’s hair post race.  Because well, it’s pretty impressive, right?

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And we loved seeing how much each runner grew throughout the year, both in stature but also in experience.

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Speaking of stature, it makes me smile to see how close Christian is getting in height compared to his Dad these days.  I’m guessing it won’t be long…

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All in all, today was a great day for a last Cross Country meet.  Sadly, it’s probably Christian’s last ever.  The first words out of his mouth after his meet were that he would miss Cross Country but that he couldn’t wait for volleyball.  We just signed him up with a Club Team for the first time and he will start that up in about a month.  That being said, since his heart is so into it these days, most likely his Cross Country days are over since starting next year, both that and Volleyball will run the same seasons.

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And I have to say, I’m a bit sad.  I loved watching our son run Cross Country and will definitely miss it for many reasons.  I suppose it’s like everything in life though.  It comes and goes for its season.  So you enjoy it while it’s here and while you might miss it when it’s gone, you still always have the choice of finding joy in what’s next.

Congrats to all of the amazing kids on the ESM Jr. High Cross Country team!  We are so proud of your hard work and all that you accomplished this year!

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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