We will remain confident in the Lord's direction for our lives....

Monday, February 11, 2008

First Race

I just wanted to quickly tell you about Dylan's first motocross race. As you know, Dylan has ridden a little dirtbike for about a year. Lately, he has expressed interest in racing, so he rode in his first race yesterday. To make the day more special, my grandparents came down to enjoy the day with us.

We arrived at the track around 9 am and got Dylan checked in for the race. He was ready to ride as soon as we got there. We tried to get him to conserve enery for the race, but he informed us that he was here to ride not rest. Before the races began, a Christian motocycle club held a devotional for anyone who wanted to join, so we did and were greatly blessed. Dylan got a sticker from them and they prayed for him and his bike. (Very neat.) Then the waiting began. They run the little guys last, so he was race number 9. We are still learning about the motocross sport, so here is what we know. There is a class for PeeWee's and a class for race 50's. Dylan is in the PeeWee class because of the bike he rides. There were no other PeeWee's and only 2 race 50's. They ran these boys together and of course, Dylan came in last in both races. However, because he is considered PeeWee, he received the 1st place trophy for the class. Well, he thinks he is big stuff now. He has shown his trophy off and told big tales about the race and this morning he took a picture of the trophy to school. He had a great time and so did we, so I guess there will be more racing in our future and possibly a race bike.

It was a fast weekend, but very special. We are so glad that Mamaw and Papaw were able to jump in their car and come for a quick visit. The boys really enjoyed having them around, and it was good for them to spend some special time with Jaydon. We ended their visit with prayer and off to the big city of Hillsboro they went. I thank them for the Christian legacy they are passing on to their kids, grandkids, and now great-grandkids.

Well, now it is time to get things back in order from the weekend. Gotta go!! Laundry is beckoning.

Many blessings!!