In the last five weeks, Kali and I have traveled to, and she has competed in, four speech and debate tournaments basically in four different states.
These photos were taken at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Part of the mountain is in Georgia, the other part in Tennessee. Our hotel was in Tennessee, the tournament was in Georgia. Six miles straight up the side of this mountain ... all the way to the top.
In those five weeks, Kali has competed in the Florida Qualifier, one Georgia Qualifier, a National Open, and a South Carolina Qualifier. Next week, we head back to Georgia for the last qualifier for this competition season. We have made some incredible friends in all these states. Christian brothers and sisters who pray for us, love us, communicate with us, and are there for us. Anytime, any day, and for any reason. Awesome men and women of all ages that love God. The cross? It reminds me of all that God has done for me. It's a reminder. It's a blessing. It's the tie that holds us all together - all the students, the competitors, the moms, the dads, the tournament officials, the judges, the siblings, the hosts. We are all one huge family in God. And we love you! More than mere words could ever say. To God be all the glory and honor! ♥