One of my former students is running Cross Country for Conrad Ball Middle School. He was part of my first class and he'll be someone I'll always remember. He even invited me to his housewarming party when Habitat for Humanity finished with it. I even went, too.
I thought I had written a post while he was in my class, but I can't find it. I remember writing it somewhere, that it was my plan time and my kids were outside running the track. And I remember watching him run, thinking, "This kid was born to run." He just looked like he was made for it. He was fulfilling his purpose. Running.
Anyway, I can't find that post, and I wish I could. But I'm so proud of him.