Tomorrow is the day! I run my first full marathon.
I had a special shirt made just for this occasion. Here's a picture of the back of my shirt ...
It's a milestone shirt with 16 icons representing significant points in my life. I had a hard time figuring what I wanted to wear across the finish line, so I had a custom shirt made that included everything.
From the top left, they are ...
1- born in Alaska
2- became a born-again Christian
3- Lions drafted Billy Sims and made me a Lions fan
4- learned to "never stop loving Jesus" in ABT youth group
5- spent a summer in Liberia with New Tribes Mission
6- married a hottie who is way out of my league
7- became a youth pastor (ABT gets another shout out!)
8- became the father of an aspiring computer technician
9- Ellie, I miss you
10- became the father of an aspiring artist
11- earned my Master's degree (GRTS)
12- moved to Indiana and started teaching at Keystone Schools
13- in Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner, season 6
14- ran my first marathon
15, 16- I'm not done living an abundant life ... pressing onward because the possibilities are endless!
That's my story. Tomorrow, I wear it through the streets on South Bend!