a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, April 22, 2016

Q, R, and S

Quickly but not quietly they competed.
The Starter pistol fired again and again.
Stop watches Started and Stopped as they Raced.
Hurdles were conQuered.
Batons carried.
Staying in their lane
they gave it their all
unQuestionably
Spiritually
and physically. 

Sadness came.  This may be the last Track meet I see with Andrew as a Senior.  It will be the last I see many of these competitors.  Hopefully they take the Track lessons with them...Run in your own lane, overcome hurdles with grace, follow the rules, save a little extra for the sprint and always, always give it your best Spiritually and physically.

To all Seniors everywhere, Congratulations.

For A to Z Challenge.

18 comments:

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

How quickly time flies, and how much younger the high school kids as the older I get. Babies...just babies. I wish them well in their future, but I am worried about what kind of problems they are inheriting.

Sandra said...

A is for Awesome Shots... these are fantastic and i love the way you used them to give lessons on life. i agree with the lessons and God bless these graduates. Congratulations also... hope you will frame these for his bedroom walls... I love the leap in the air. wow for his leap and the photo

Lynne said...

Loved this Q, R, S LESSONS post . . .
Excellent . . .
I think you need to get an extra job as a sports photographer!
Fantastic photos Gail!

Alica said...

Good ones! Track meets are great...next year our "baby" will be a senior, and I'll really miss watching her run. :( Now I'm looking for a Q word today...

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome action shots. Congrats to Andrew and all the seniors. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Denise inVA said...

Great action photos! Lynne is right, you would make a great sports photographer. You must be so proud of Andrew. Congratulations to him and all the seniors.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What fantastic photos you managed, right in the middle of an event. He looks like he gave it his all, for sure. Good lessons for the journey ahead.

Karen S. said...

Awe very sweet, what a powerful post to honor them and seniors everywhere.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Their race is just beginning. It sounds like they are prepared.
Is Andrew going away to college?

Inger said...

I carried my high school sports, together with speed skating and horseback riding forward into my life. I still love reading about our small town's high school sports in our local paper and realize how lucky those kids are to get their pictures in the papers and accmplishments mentioned. That just doesn't happen in the larger cities.

Arkansas Patti said...

Those are great lessons for all stages of life. Doesn't look like he left anything on the track. If he goes to college, you can have those events to look forward to. If he doesn't, you can watch him apply that same grit to life in general. Either way a winner.

LindaG said...

A great post, Gail. I hope all the seniors get to read it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Weekend-Windup said...

I love this post, the way it's written.

Good one...

Josie Two Shoes said...

Perfect metaphor for life, Gail! I know how sad it must be to see Andrew reaching the end of his school years, another chapter of life closing, a new one beginning. I know that no matter where life takes him, his love for you and his grandpa that have given him so very much of your time and love, will remain with him and lead him to places we never even dreamed possible. I think God placed him right where he needed to be! :-). We will donate boxes of tissues for graduation, coming up soon!

Lowcarb team member said...

Fantastic post and photo's Gail.
Well done to Andrew and wish him well for the future.

All the best Jan

Susan Anderson said...

Great captures!

These grandkids sure grow up fast, don't they?
I can't believe our Jeremiah is in high school.
Soon he will be graduating, too.

*sigh*

But don't we love being their grandmas?

=)

Saucy Kodz said...

I think I would paint the sequence for Andrew - WOW, these are truly nice captures of grace, speed, determination, and acceptance of giving it everything you can. May these follow him through life. He certainly got the right start with folks at the farm. lol HtoM

Sandy said...

Great tribute and advise to all graduating seniors.
Way to go Andrew!!!

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