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Sometimes you just need a little reminder that you are appreciated.
That someone thinks you are of great worth in a way that has nothing to do with gross or net.
That folks are not only listening to you but also that they find value in what you have to say.
That your corny jokes make them laugh.
THANK YOU is hardly sufficient in trying to express my deep, deep gratitude to the Boardman High School Swim/Dive Team Booster Board (and the swim/dive community at large!) of 2017/2018 for not only checking all of those boxes for me...but so much more. #WordsFail
As I hand over the baton (which really should be a fin or swim cap or nose plugs) to the incoming booster president, all I can say is...better you than me, Thomas. TOTALLY KIDDING!
All I can really say is: enjoy every moment. Every crazy, silly, nerve-wracking, thrilling, awesome, scary, tremendous, painful and generally fabulous moment. It's gone in a splash, yo.
This swim/dive team family has been such a huge part of my life for the past four years that I'm actually in a stage of mourning about not being a part of it any longer. Seriously. #ImAHotMess
I've watched my son grow up with these people. I've laughed and cried with them. I've shared some of the happiest, most exciting moments of my life with them and many have become some of my very best friends in the wide world. #SwimMomSociety
So, THANK YOU, BHS Swim/Dive family; for taking in one very hesitant, overwhelmed "Freshman Swim Mom" four years ago and welcoming her into the fold.
THANK YOU for nurturing me and my peeps and treating as us your own.
THANK YOU for making Kyle's high school swim career one of the highlights of our family's collective life. Truly.
You'll be forever in my heart, y'all. #LoveYouBHSSwimFam
P.S. And if you're in a bind for timers next year...just sayin'...
Verse Before the Gospel Am 5:14 Seek good and not evil so that you may live, and the LORD will be with you. Gospel Jn 4:43-54 At that time Jesus left [Samaria] for Galilee. For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his native place. When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all he had done in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves had gone to the feast. Then he returned to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. Now there was a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, who was near death. Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” The royal official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. While the man was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live. He asked them when he began to recover. They told him, “The fever left him yesterday, about one in the afternoon.” The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live,” and he and his whole household came to believe. Now this was the second sign Jesus did when he came to Galilee from Judea.