Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another Race

This Sunday marks the end of a three year "run" at law school; a great run.  It is interesting, thinking back to 2005, that my ultra-running began during my first year of law school.  Maybe this served as a way to recover from law school, or a way to cope with law school.  Maybe that first semester of law school made me realize that I could endure pain over a long period of time and should apply that principle to my increasingly poor marathon times.  

What I find most interesting is how both have changed my life.  Both have introduced me to people I would have never met.  Both have given me opportunities I would have never had.  I think differently both because of the law and because of running for a long time.  Both require planning, and planning for multiple scenarios.

Our family is in another race as well.  Our "adoptive" daughter Addis, will have her second round of chemo this Friday.  It's really Addis' race, but we're all in it in some fashion.  It is changing our lives.  We have been introduced to people we would have never met, and really wish we didn't need to.  It is changing the way we think; requiring planning for multiple scenarios.  Opportunities?  We believe that in all things, God is working in 1000 different ways to bring Himself glory and give us joy.  We will wait and watch.

5 comments:

SteveQ said...

Congrats, J.D.! I'm a sucker for the Italian renaissance hat they made you wear. Looks like you didn't get to do the traditional raising of the cowl, though; that makes it look like you're joining a coven.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Joel. You never cease to amaze me.

- Bob

Runner Brewer said...

...Only lawyers, guns, and money......can get me out of this.

EVERYBODY.

nah, nah nah, na nah na nah naaaa....

start calling your kids "the yoots"

Runnin-from-the-Law said...

Congrats! You are now officially part of what I run from - the law! Welcome aboard.

Diane said...

Congrats on the graduation! I have a friend who just graduated from law school as well.

I'll pray for Addis for her treatment on Friday.