Sunday, February 23, 2014

Forever Jedi

To Mr. Chad.
You will be forever missed
until we meet again.
You will forever be our Jedi.

Our Jedi.
You made the boys see what they wanted to be. You were quick with a sword and light on your feet. You respected and gave knowledge and confidence to your padawans. You taught them about honesty, respect, and friendship.

Our teacher.
You demanded the best from the boys, but they always knew how much you loved them.

Our hero.
You showed the boys that there really are super heroes. And they really do climb walls and fly through the air. That they rescue the weak and stand up for truth and justice.

Our friend.
It didn't matter if there were hundreds of people in a room: You would get down on one knee, eye level with the boys, talk, and listen. They were important to you.
 It didn't matter if we were at the studio, or at the store: you would throw them over your shoulder and spin them around till you were all sick with laughter.

We love you Mr. Chad.
May the Force be with you.

This was Race and Mr. Chad, October 2011.

We know we will see you again one day Mr. Chad. We know you live on. So until that day, your padawans will carry on the things you have taught.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Nobody Gonna Break My Stride

Well, after 12 years of living in the Verde, I finally ran a race in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona. I couldn't have asked for better running buddies: my two amazing friends, the fabulous Adriane and the lovely Jyoti. We ran the half marathon, and let me just say, we rocked those red rocks!

Then the next weekend Jyoti, Sherri and I ran for our dear friend Kathy in the Camp Verde 5 mile. We love you Miss Kathy!!!

Oh how I love running.