Tuesday, March 6, 2012


DISTRICT CHAMPS! ... notice the cute little boy in the bright blue jersey:)

I may give up blogging; between the lack of ideas for posts (and time to actually write the ones I do have) and my blogging schizophrenia; it may be best if I just go away from the blogging world for a little bit (but of course, still read all yours:) BUT that day is not today! Today; I want to blog on something that I want to have record of and remember...Chris's first season as a head coach. I, personally, have learned and grown a lot over the past 7 months (but that is a whole other post) today is about our family. Not our little family of 4 and a half; but the boys that have become a part of our family over the past year. One of my favorite things about Chris's job is the basketball players. I feel like they are just more boys in our family. We love them, cheer for them, encourage them, feed them, get frustrated with them--they have become such a part of our family that half way to the beach this year on our family vacation; Caden asked where they were and why they were not in the car with us. To watch Chris take hold of this opportunity that the Lord literally placed in his lap is incredible. To see him not only coach these guys about basketball, but teach them about what it means to be a man and what it looks like to be a dad and husband, and what it is like to love God and pray for them and guide them and get mad at them and hug them and love them; has been so humbling. For those of you who know a little bit about Chris's background you know that what "saved" him were: families that loved him and basketball; which ultimately God was able to use to bring Chris to love Him. So, tonight Collins will play in the Regional Finals...did you hear me?! The regional finals! As in, if they win tonight they will be going to the SWEET 16 and playing at Rupp Arena! Win or lose; this has been an amazing ride full of some crazy ups and downs, and as a coach and a family I know we could not have asked for a better first season:) Go Titans!


  1. I am just in awe of watching God work through Chris (AND YOU!)! I love knowing that these young men have an amazing man of God to look up to and model their lives after. We can hardly wait for tonight and the years of awesomeness to come! GO TITANS!

  2. This post made me tear up! I love hearing how God is using my friends. What an incredible story...just imagine if one tiny thing had been different in Chris's journey to this point. Wow. God's hand is at work. Way to go!!!!! What an incredible first season as head coach. And ps... don't give up blogging! Even if your posts are few and far between, I like to stalk you. :-) And i love you. that is all.