Thursday, April 19, 2007

Happy 15th birthday, Robert!

My son Robert just after finishing his first half-marathon in Houston this past January

On Easter Sunday in 1992, God gave my wife and I the beautiful gift of the birth of our son, Robert. He is an amazingly loving, affectionate, intelligent and great teenager. Robert has a wonderful sense of humor, and has one of the most creative minds of anyone I have ever known. Since he was very young, he has had the ability to build things with his hands (without the benefit of plans or drawings) that I could never do. He took up running on a more serious level last August and completed half-marathons in Houston and Austin within 5 weeks of each other. He has also helped me when I go out to mentor young kids about goal setting and running. I am so proud of him.

I wrote a story about witnessing him finish the Houston half-marathon that was one of the greatest moments of my life and would like to share it with you here, "Following in the Footsteps of My Son".


Gripperm said...

Happy Birthday Robert

robtherunner said...

Happy Birthday, Robert!

That was a great story and I remember crying the entire last mile of my first marathon as I thought about how far I had come after being a smoker just 6 months before. It sounds like Robert is headed in the right direction.

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ironjenny said...

OK, this is my first time stumbling upon your blog and I am bawling over my coffee!!
Way to go Robert!!!!
What a beautiful tribute to your son.
(my son's name is Robert, too) -