I have to tell you, I have had a very hard week! I can't get over this overwhelming sadness that has filled my heart for Cole and his family. It's just been wearing heavily on my heart! I don't know Cole very well, but I sat and spoke with both his mom and dad (Kelly & Clement) during the past two lacrosse seasons. Kelly is a live wire, but let me tell you, they are some of the best people that you could ever hope to come in contact with.
I think what I love most about Kelly, is that she always had us all laughing, and of course, I picked on her a lot. I'm sure that you ALL know that about me, so it doesn't come as a shock. And competitive, OMGosh! I thought I was bad! You have no idea! She's really a HOOT!
I said all of that to say this, Cole is leaving tomorrow for the Shepherd Center in Atlanta with his mother, so I wanted to share a couple of photos with you, so that you can see who this wonderful family is that you'll be praying for.
I have to admit, that I didn't ask for permission from the family to post these, so Kelly, Clement, if you're reading this, I hope you will forgive me.
The first photo is one that was taken at the State Championship game this past May. Isn't he just the sweetest young man! Remember this smile often and his love for life!
The 2nd photo is of the entire family. Starting from the left is his older brother Quint, Cole, Kelly & Clement. I wanted you to see this photo, so you would remember who you're praying for!
And don't let Kelly's smile fool ya! Don't mess with her boys! :)
And finally, below are 2 entries that were on Cole's site the last couple days and I have to tell you, I LOST it when I read both of them. God is working through him already and doing AMAZING things with him.
Please remember to keep all of them in your prayers and thank you again for the sneak peeks on your cards. They are really making me smile.