- Mom going on to eternal life
- Anna participating in her 1st ever Varsity Conference Meet
- And then Anna having the reaffirmation of her Baptismal vows
A big THANKS to all of the family and friends for their support this week leading up to the gathering Friday afternoon. It has been a tough time for my Dad, brother, and myself. But with all of you coming to talk and remember Mom and her great smile, made the pain lessen for at little time. Dad will need our support for some time. But he is strong, and will our help he can do it. And Mom is in a much better place.
With all of the emotion the entire week and Friday, I was worried how I and Anna would do on Saturday. More worried as the parent, less worried as the Coach. As a parent there are moments when there is not much you can do to help your child. We crossed that bridge during the third 25 of her 100 Fly. It looked like the tears of sorrow from the night before finally caught up to her. But the last 25 she found another gear and was able to finish the race strong with her second best time ever.
The meet ended with two 14th place finishes in individual races and a 7th and 8th place finish on relays. A positive experience all around.
And then today we had a beautiful church service for Anna’s confirmation. It was a great conclusion to a great three days. More family and friends were in attendance to help celebrate.
Great deal of emotion these past three days. A great deal to celebrate as well.