Saturday, May 16, 2009

Proud of YOU ~ Shalee Booker!!!

Today we had the opportunity to watch Dustin's wife, Shalee, run the Ogden Marathon and come across the finish line ~ strong and beautiful and smiling! She has trained for this event for the past four months and we wouldn't have missed it for anything! She completed the marathon in 4 hours and 31 minutes. As she ran past us, Dustin handed Kaiya to her so she could carry that sweet little girl across the finish line. It was so touching and emotional! What a sight ~ Shalee running across the finish line holding Kaiya, Dustin proudly presenting her with flowers, and her family showering her with well-deserved hugs and kisses and lots of picture-taking! I can hardly type this without my eyes welling up with tears! It was exciting to watch all the participants -- young and old, short and tall, male and female, basically from all walks (or in this case "runs") of life -- giving their all and completing such a lofty goal. I stand in awe of anyone who works that hard at anything. But today ..... my respect and admiration goes to our sweet daughter-in-law who deserves this special recognition today! Love you Shalee girl ..... you rock!!