Monday, May 18, 2009

Never give up!


Tiarna taught me a very important lesson today. No matter how hard or how tough the odds are against you don't ever give up!

I really wish I had the photos to show you this!

Tiarna was entered in to the ALL Schools Cross Country after placing 3rd at her school event!

Tiarna was so excited and really wasn't sure what she was getting her self in to but went in it with a smile on her face!

They grouped the girls in bigger age groups so instead of Under 7s, Under 8s, Under 9s by themselves they placed all of them together!

Tiarna was the youngest of about 30 girls and when the race started Tiarna was off like a bullet! Leading for at least 50sec of the race!

But then the length of the race hit her! It was 2kms long (1.2 miles) and the race she ran at her school was only half that!

A two lap race and when Tiarna passed us the first time she was about middle of the pack. On the second pass she was running last.

She didnt stop she kept going! When Tiarna rounded the bend for the finish line I had tears running down my face...

I could see that she was spent and upset! Then AL ran out to her and ran the last 100 meters with her! SHE finished the race with Daddy running along side her! As she came over the line the announcer cheered for her and congratulate Tiarna for her effort! The other kids clapped and cheered for her as well!!

I am so proud of Tiarna and of Allan (who said that he was spent running the 100 meters hehehe)

8 comments:

Kate said...

Ohhh - I've got tears in my eyes. Congratulations, Tiarna, and don't ever give up!! :)

Stefanie said...

Way to go, Tiarna!!

Terri said...

AWESOME!!! I have tears in my eyes reading the post!
Great job Tiarna!

Margaret M said...

What an inspiring story!!!! That Tiarna has perseverance...it will take her far in life!

Jen said...

What a champion husband you have there...and an even more champion daughter. How special - I would have loved to see that on video. You are blessed. love Jen xx

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Now she is a true winner... she never gave up... how I love her for that and then to have her dad go the rest of the way with her... she could outrun me to say the least :)
You are the winner Tiarna... hugs to you darlin'...

Christine said...

How awesome Tiarna!

MMrussianadoption said...

aww, that got me teary eyed just reading about it. way to go