We are really blessed by our son's good will, work ethic and kindness (even if he plays the angriest rock and roll he can find). He is well read in the Bible and something of a formal Anglo Catholic in his spirituality. He's been a blessing since he was born at the moment the sun rose on Nov. 29, 1991 - a constant source of thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father.
There were some other great moments at the tournament, by the way:
- A heavyweight lifter from Watertown High set two new state records (a deadlift way over 600 lbs. and a combined total in three events that was amazing).
- Kayla Frank of O'Gorman Catholic High (Sioux Falls) won the girl's division with some impressive lifts.
- The coach of the year is from the Pine Ridge Reservation, where he's built a competetive team of boys and girls who made the long trip across the state.
All in all, an exciting, inspiring and LOOOOOOOOONG day. Yours truly got his ticket paid and a Lincoln High t-shirt from our team's coach for driving and supporting the event. And I didn't even have to lift anything more than a chili dog or two.