Saturday, October 1, 2016

Emory Winship 5K October 1,2016

It was a beautiful morning cool 51 degrees.  We gathered at the top level of the parking deck to have mass prior to the race.  St Therese Lisieux feast day celebrated today.  Karen Pickins and her group from St Catherine's who have run/walked for and with Father Joseph since 2011 were there.  She had asked Father Joseph what she could do for him.  He told her collect stories from people out there about me and when completed give to my mom.  Karen worked over the last 18 months collecting stories and pictures and put together a memory book for my mother.  Over time I will share some of  these stories.  Along our run/walk today we ran into John and Erin in the blue shirts.  Erin in physically challenged, but with the encouragement of John, who is recovering from some heart issues, began working out at the gym on the treadmill.  She continued and here they are today completing the 5K in honor of Father Joseph.  Erin had gone to several retreats led by Father Joseph and was moved by them.   It was a good morning listening to stories about Father Joseph and meeting people who were encouraged by his life and example.  Thank you everyone for such an encounter.