Thursday, March 15, 2012


This fine young lady - Natasha, was Erika's roommate in college for four years.  They were paired together freshman year.  Neither knew a thing about the other one.  Their common bond was running as both were on the cross country and track teams.  They became the best of friends with their love of running, love of competing and their focus on Christ.  Next month Erika is driving up to Canada to be in Natasha's wedding.  I know that they will be life long friends.

I ran across this video while looking at the Biola website.  Every year Biola celebrates women and this year the theme is "Courage and Calling".  They have a feature on Natasha as she prepares for the Olympics.  The thing that I always loved about Natasha was her quiet, non-boastful attitude.  She is a great athlete but never flaunts it or acts like it is the most important thing in the world.  She was a frequent all American and set many school records.  It was always fun to watch her compete and I sort of felt like she was 'half-mine' since she was such a good friend of Erika's.  I mean they lived together, studied together, traveled together, competed in national meets and basically she became a part of our family.  We are proud of her as she seeks to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.  Training for the Olympics, she faces the challenges of training and answers the Lord's calling on her life with courage, constantly inspired by the word. I think we made just have to get our passports ready to go watch her compete once again!!

Don't forget to turn off my playlist down below so you can hear what she has to say~

Love that girl!

1 comment:

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

How exciting for her, her family and your family!!! What an inspiration!