Pressing on toward the prize!!!!

Phil. 3:14

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for

which God has called me

heavenward in Christ Jesus.

2009-12-06 056 life group and half bath resize I love this picture of Nick that I have in our bathroom!

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Can you just see the joy in his little face as he proudly holds up his first trophy!?!?!?

He earned this for a year of t-ball where his little buddy Jon’s mom and I were the  coaches.  The only way he would go in the outfield was if I stood right beside him….oh, and he agreed to play only if he never had to bat!!

That’s right!

We always had to skip over him in the batting line-up! 

It was hilarious!  But he loved being on the team!

And he loved receiving this trophy!

I try to imagine the prize he has earned for all he HAD to endure while living on this planet and yet remaining so faithful and at peace with God.

Never questioning his illness.

Never complaining about the things he had to miss.

I cannot imagine a smile bigger than the one above, but I just KNOW that when Nick received his prize in Heaven this smile just couldn’t compare with the joy in his new one!

Nick, you inspire all of us to press on toward the prize of the upward calling!  Thank you, little man!

Pressing on,

4 thoughts on “Pressing on toward the prize!!!!

  1. Sweet sweet mother. Shedding tears for you. I think that is the first young picture I have seen of Nick. It just kind of brings it all home, doesn’t it?

    I sure wish I could meet you face to face. I’d give you the biggest hug.

  2. My dear,
    Beautiful picture and about his smile light the room,
    he will be always you hero, Tammy!
    He have now the most beautiful trophy , the HEAVEN with our father !
    love you ,Violeta

  3. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. – 2 Timothy 4:7

    Dearest Tammy,

    Praise God for such wonderful memories that you will treasure always. Thank you Lord for Nick’s wonderful spirit.

    Blessings in Christ…Susan