|Finn is playing with snow. He loves to cook!|
|Cooking with snow|
|Finn also loves to feed himself which works well unless its something like ice cream!|
|Luke, Liam, and Aiden got the amazing opportunity to skate on NHL ice at the Xcel Center where the MN WILD plays hockey!|
|AJ is action and he has improved so much!|
|AJ exhausted on center ice|
|Liam (right) in action|
|Luke as goalie|
|John and his boys|
|Sweaty and tired going into the WILD locker room|
|Switching gears on pictures....This is Greg and his son running the kids run at the Twin Cities Marathon|
|John and his running buddies. Greg is on the far right|
|John ran his marathon PR at the Twin Cities Marathon and qualified for Boston after training with Greg.|
|A chilling memorial to Greg at the hockey tournament on the morning following his death|
By the title of this post, you can probably guess that it isn't going to be a post about our busy lives with the boys and their activities. We did have a big week with some fun events and I will let the pictures do the talking with a few captions above.
Our week, however, ended with some very tragic news reminding us of how fragile life really is. A dear friend and running partner of John's had a massive heart attack and died suddenly on Friday while playing pond hockey at a local tournament. Greg was 45 years old and leaves behind a wife and two young children (ages 4 and 1 year). He was a seemingly healthy guy, marathon runner, loving husband and father, business man, and hockey player. There were no indications prior to this that anything was wrong and the initial autopsy results have been inconclusive. The incident was a total shock to our running community as well as his family and numerous friends. Greg was an amazing guy who loved life. His smile was infectious, his attitude was always positive, and he made you feel like you were the most important person on earth whenever he saw you. His death has given a new perspective to the little things we struggle with on a daily basis. Our hearts ache for his wife and young kids who will grow up without the father who loved them so much. Please pray for Greg's wife, children, and extended family.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).