Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Recent pictures and Colt McCoy

Here's a cute picture I took of Evan and Christine when we were down in Texas. Here's Evan's new favorite activity, basketball. He learned this from Aunt Becca when we were down in Texas. Here's Evan chewing on a rib during my birthday dinner at Rib Crib. These next three pictures show Evan playing in the snow. It was finally warm enough we could get outside. The last few weeks have been all below freezing and most of that has been below 15 or 20 and some below 0. Here is a picture of our house in the snow. If you look at the sidewalk, you can see the perspective of how deep the snow is. It finally started melting today as it got above freezing.
videoHere's a video of Evan playing in the snow.

To close, I just wanted to write something about Colt McCoy. He is someone that I've enjoyed watching football but more important than that he is a great person and someone that has encouraged me in my faith. Recently, he taught me something about dealing with disappointment and giving a great testimony in the face of disappointment. I will post a clip of the video and his words as well. We all know the situation. His dream had been to win a national championship and two minutes into the game he was knocked out of the game. We all know Texas would have won if he had played but he had to miss his last game in the burnt orange. At the end of the game, the reporter asked him how he felt watching his last game from the sidelines. Most of us would have probably hit the reporter in the mouth or said, what, are you crazy, what do you think? Not Colt, this is what he said- "I always give God the glory. I never questioned why things happen the way they do. God is in control of my life. And I know that if nothing else, I'm standing on the Rock." What a great answer! Colt, we'll miss watching you play for Texas and we know that God has great things for your life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVsSvx3UQOY -Here's a link to the video of his testimony.