Monday, August 3, 2015

When you dont know what to say...

This weekend, as I was enjoying the fruit of my sons amazing weekend with track, I was struggling to sleep.
Something wasn't right, and I didn't know what.  well, at about 11 pm, on Saturday, I realized what was wrong. My childhood friend, a bridesmaid in my wedding, someone whom I had once shared everything with, had lost her brother.
He was too young to die, and something made it hard to know what to say.
I posted on Facebook my expressions of sorrow and love.
But that wasn't enough for me.
I sent a text:
"I know I haven't been a great friend, but I love you, I m sorry, and I am here."
"Thank you" was the response.

My friend who lost her father just over a year ago, and now her brother had the strength to say "thank you"

I felt horrible.

As kids, I had had a crush on her brother, laughed with her about it, and spent many hours with her doing silly and normal teenage things. She was in my wedding, and was always  a part of my life. She is always the life of the party. Happy, smiling, and loving. She is beautiful, and strong.

I do not know what to say.

never have.

and I always end up saying something stupid.

so instead, today, I am asking you to help this family.

Amanda is solely responsible, and it is a heavy burden.

Our high school friend Amanda (H)  has set up a GO  FUND ME page to help the family.
You can find the link here: go fund me

I never know what to say, but I do know life is too short to be cut shorter. I am praying for peace and understanding. I am also asking for support and love.

~ Melendy

we may be addicted, but it is all right!

Our boys had an amazing weekend at the Needham Youth Classic. They ran in events that were familiar to them, and tried new events as well.
Logan is our distance runner. He ran the 3000m race on Friday night and completed it in a PR time of 12:51. He came in Second for his age but took two minutes off of his previous time. he also came in first for the 800m race walk. and second in his age for the 1500m and the 800m.
Caleb ran a PR in the 1500m race with a time of 6:28, and came in second for his age on Friday night. He also decided that being a part of the Heptathlon was something he wanted to do. He competed in 7 events and came in third in his age group! He worked really hard. He even placed in the high jump (8th) with a jump of 3'4". and placed 6th in the shot put with a throw of 21 feet, which is a PR for him, and he has worked hard for that!
Aaron competed as a six year old, and that meant he had a few fewer activities he could compete in, but he did very well. He came in second in the 800m race walk, and placed well in his other events.
I am so proud of the hard work and dedication they put in to this season. They may not have won every event, but they are young, and for their first year or competitive track and field they did amazing! We are so proud!
Logan with his first place for his age group in the 800m race walk.

Aaron with his medals form the Friday night races
Caleb hurdling! he worked so hard for this moment!

the boys with their medals!

the boys out for dinner after the race!

What a great weekend!