Hosanna is in 7th grade, and she had her Very First Track Meet today. Yea, Hosanna!!!
She ran the 100m and the 4x100m Relay. She was also supposed to run the 200m. But ... the joys of living on an island ... the whole team had to pack up and leave the meet early, to catch the ferry. So sad!
We left home at 1:45. Picked up Papa at the ferry at 3:15. (He walked on again.) Went to the track meet from 3:30-5:30. Took Papa to Jack-In-The-B*x to buy dinner for he and Hosanna to eat on the ferry. Drove him back to the ferry. Surprised Elijah by telling him, "Oh no. Papa has too much to carry. You'll need to go with him." Elijah thought that he was just going to help Papa carry the dinner bags into the Ferry Terminal, when in fact Papa took him back to the island for a special Slumber Party w/ Papa. Anyway ... after driving the 1.5 hours home, stopping for gas (when Sarah asked what the light on the dashboard meant), stopping to pick up a T*co Time dinner for me and the 3 that were left ... we got home at 8:00. I was exhausted! This schedule is CRAZY!
We have another track meet tomorrow (even further away). Then, the next 2 weeks we have 3 track meets per week. Now, of course, we are used to having many sporting events each week in the spring. But, we are used to living in the same town as the children that are on the sports teams. This year, with the teens living on the island and Mama living back at the old house ... every meet is at least 1.5 hours away (and usually more). Some Mama's would just say, "Sorry. I can't make it." But ... this is the only time that I even get to see my teens (not to mention my bi-weekly track meet date with Papa). Otherwise, I could go weeks without even seeing my kids (or sweet husband). So ... NO ... the track meets are NOT optional for this Mama (and her 4 young ones that tag along everywhere she now goes).
Upon arriving home ... and literally dragging myself into the house ... I was BLESSED to find a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the kitchen counter. Sweet Lindsey had stopped by to bring me flowers, and left me a note "Just Because I Love You." Ahhhh .... Made this Mama smile.
Shortly after arriving home and sitting down to eat my Chicken Tostada Salad, Lindsey came back by and the 2 of us had a nice chat. So good to be living near Lindsey again.
Oh yea ... this post is supposed to be about Hosanna's First Track Meet.
Okay ... here are a few pics of the 4x100m Relay. Go Hosanna!
UPDATE: Oh so hard to only see my dear daughter at her track meets! We had a couple of quick hellos, but after the meet she and the team had to race off to the ferry (as I had to take Papa to the ferry, as well). Anyway, if you've ever been a track parent, it is often hard to know when exactly your child is doing their field event. So, unbeknownst to me, I missed Hosanna's Shot Put. (I didn't even know she was doing the shot put ... because, of course, I don't live with her so she hadn't told me.) Anyway, just got an email from a friend of mine on the island who was so impressed that my daughter came very close to the middle school record for the shot put. Mama didn't even know .... So sad ..... Great Job, Hosanna!!!