As most of you know, David has undergone 3 open heart surgeries, the last one being this past July. So in celebration of that and in honor of how spectacular David has done, we, as a family decided to complete this race. I had t-shirts made for us. See....Psalm 139:13-18 (supposed to say 13-16) has helped me accept David's defect and also helped me not to question why it happened. I know that God made David just the way he wanted him to be made. There was nothing that I could have done, or not done, to change that.
The back is a song that we often sing in church that nearly brings me to tears every time I hear it. Sorry if you can't read the words. It says:
I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in His hands.
It's so reassuring that even though I have no idea what this life holds for David, the Lord has every day of his life mapped out.So we all showed on Saturday donning our "Team David" shirts. The organizers, Cooper's parents, were expecting us and came to meet David. We had 8 kids, 5 of them 4 and under, and one wagon. We made it though. David rode in the wagon some, ran some, and walked the last way across the Finish Line.
As the awards ceremony was finishing up, they called to see if "Team David" was still there. I waved to them and they said that they wanted to present David with a trophy. I walked him up to the stage area, fighting back tears. Cooper's mom, Ashley, gave him the trophy to give to David, from one 5-year old who has had heart surgery, to one 3-year old who has had heart surgery.
It was a "Super" exciting day!!