Saturday, September 25, 2010

DAY SIX: Victory at Mini-Laps

Today, hundreds of people arrived at the Little Light House in Tulsa, OK, to see 64 students walk around a small race track. Each student is under the age of 6 and is dealing with an extraordinary situation like our little Elijah. The crowd cheered for the kids as they made their way around the track, the cheered for the staff who helped them accomplish so much, and they cheered themselves for raising the largest fundraising amount the school will receive all year.

Big sister Sophia was on-hand to pull Elijah around the track in his big wagon, and you can see he thrived on the attention of the crowd. Rumors were flying that Elijah would walk across the finish line, but no one knew what to expect from our big boy until it happened. Just like the rest of the week, he exceeded those expectations. Take a look!

THANK YOU to everyone who shared their prayers and tears with us this week. We'll see you again soon!

Love, Dad

8 comments:

lwhpa@yahoo.com said...

OUTSTANDING little Brother..I pray that you wear out those new legs by leaping small building in a single bond and soon..GBU..Larry Howard

Anonymous said...

What a great mini-lap! You are a star in all our lives. We all love you Eli! Can't wait to see you at Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for all God has done through you. Great Aunt Lesli & Uncle Carl

JD and Willow said...

Truly aw inspiring!!!What a sweet little boy.

Rob and Kathy Gandy said...

Wow! Sophia and Elijah, you all looked great at the mini-lap! Good job by a great team!! God bless you both!

Anonymous said...

The amazing ELi comes through again! I am praying for you and just know you are going to keep astounding everyone.
Leveta

Stacie said...

What a beautiful sight! So very happy for you all right now! The joy that must be overflowing as you watch him take these early steps. It just brings tears to my eyes. Praising God for the miracle that Elijah is to all that have known him!

Much, much love --
Stacie

Hewett Happenings said...

FANTASTIC ELI!! So proud of you!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such an amazing and sweet moment. I love reading about the adventures of precious Eli and Sophia. Praise God for letting us witness such a miracle in action.