Today at church a rather new member to our ward spoke on
making the most of our short time on earth. It was a great talk
with several good stories, but of course this one was my
The speaker said he knew a man in the ward he grew up in
named Richard Rozier who was a well known runner. He said how
one day he was talking to my brother about a marathon he ran with
our Dad. On that particular marathon, since my Dad was running
with one of his sons, he was going a bit slower than his usual.
About 17 miles into the race they were actually walking, and my
Dad says to my brother, "Do you notice anything odd about the
lady in front of us?"
My brother responded, "Like what Dad? I can see she has a
prosthetic leg? That she's probably about 50 lbs over weight?
And that she's probably got 20 years on you?"
is that she's ahead of us!"
So they quit walking, and ran the rest of the 26.2 miles.
The speaker was making the point that we need to remain
faithful and endure to the end, and not give up. My Dad is
definitely an example of that to every one who knows him…then,