Six o'clock came early but I got my butt up and instantly rushed to get the truck loaded and headed to the course. It's really dark at that hour but thank goodness for headlights and a calm course. I feel like some times when it's pitch black outside and I'm by myself I'm fearful of odd happenings taking place. I mean sometimes I think to myself, where the hell is that taser my boss got me? One day I'm gonna get jumped and I'll be kicking myself in the ass for not actually carrying it around with me... But honestly, this morning while out there on the back roads, if anything I had more of a sense of peace. I hammered those things in the ground and as I looked up I saw someone I went to elementary school with on a banner, a boy I kissed on the lips in the 7th grade because we were playing truth or dare on the school bus coming back from a basketball game in Madill. I remember after that kiss that my lips tasted like bubble gum haha. (p.s. no it wasn't with the tongue you pervs, I was in the 7th grade and prude as fuhhhh) I felt my eyes swell up with tears and took a minute to remember him and how nice of a person he was and how crazy it is that his life ended so soon. All because he had made the sacrifice to go and fight for this country and for people like you and me. Then I started thinking of all these soldiers who were being honored in this race. I continued to drive the course stopping to take a minute with all 14 guys and the 1 woman honored on banners who made that same sacrifice. It was getting close to time for me to get to work but I was able to stop by and say hi to Kory, Michael's dad, and squeeze his neck before I got out of there. Needless to say, it was an emotional morning.
just looking at this photo gives me chills, she was the love of his freakin' life!!!!
Crossing the finish, but I was chillin at the corner so you can't see her time, she finished in 2:14
This is my, "but really, my bestie is better than yours" look ;)
- Candice, in your case, you totally get what I'm saying here. haha
KC's fan club
Rest in peace to all 19 of the fallen heroes who were honored today. And thank you, thank you for fighting for a person like me who will never be able to repay you for the sacrifice you made to allow me to live so freely...