Now go back in time one year ago before we found all this out, we attended a huge race. He ran the two mile and we watched in the stands noticing the signs of an episode and just praying he could hold on. He collapsed at the finish line and my husband and I had to break through security to get to him. We spent two hours in the medical tent and then I laid awake all night checking on him to make sure he was breathing..
Now after this happening so much one would consider quiting, but not him! He's worked harder and stronger. He takes his supplements and now listens to his body when he races.
On Saturday we attend that same HUGE invitational where he ran the same event. I must admit I sat in the stands very nervous watching every move he made which makes 8 laps around the track seem like an eternity. He started out near the back of the pack of 44 runners. With each lap he was passing people. With 2 laps to go he took off and was passing people left and right. At that point I knew he was fine. He finished so strong and ended up taking 11th place with a new personal record by 14 seconds. He walked off the track strong and totally in control! You can only imagine my relief and the gratitude that I felt.
My whole point here is FAITH and effort. If we exercise the faith, put in the work Heavenly Father will help us we just can't give up. I am so proud to have a son who works hard, keeps the faith despite his challenges and puts his trust and faith in our Heavenly Father and Jesus. He is always grateful and thankful and is my hero and I am learning so much from him!!
A huge thanks to Sandie at Chatty Crone for such a inspiring post today!! Go check it out here. It so touched my heart! She was truly inspired!!-
No matter what is going on DON'T GIVE UP!! Keep your eye on the finish and an attitude of gratitude in your heart, He will help you!!