“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.”
Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Our Final Glencoe Cross Country Banquet!!

Jacob has had a wonderful four years of running Cross Country for Glencoe High School. It has been neat for me as a mother to watch him develop and grow. He has learned to set goals. He has learned that sometimes those goals can be hard to reach, but with determination, success is possible. His goal this year was to break 17 minutes and he tried and struggled and kept on trying. At his very last run of the season he got a time of 16:59! He never ceases to amaze me!

I had the pleasure of attending the end of season banquet with him this year. He was co-captain again and it was fun to watch him with his peers and hear his coach talk about this year of running. It has not been an easy season. For the third time in the four years of running for Glencoe, Jacob had a new coach. Jacob had some disappointing runs and had thoughts of quitting, but that is just not his style! He finished with a bang and I am so proud of him!

Jacob and some running buddies!

Jacob and Coach Rice and Coach Grieg!

This is Jacob with his first grade teacher Mrs. Magdaleno. My has he grown since he was in her class 11 years ago!

Jacob and the girls!!

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