Friday, April 10, 2015

Losing Lauren

Not sure what to record on the occasion of Lauren Hill passing away.  Very, very emotional story, and my words seem feeble.

Still I write.  Lauren's legacy of perseverance, guts, commitment, selflessness and faith deserves telling and re-telling.  Everything that is right about basketball, collegiate athletics and life is wrapped up in her story.

It's why I have a blog.  I wanted to write about this Lauren and other Lauren's.  I wanted to have one place to remember and chronicle stories like hers.

Hopefully having her story here will help someone.  I need encouragement and so do you.  It's much bigger than basketball.  Bigger than team sports at Mt. St. Joseph.  Bigger than cancer.  It's life.  So even if you have seen the videos about Lauren before, do yourself a favor and watch them again.

Lauren Commits to Mt. Joseph

Worried about others, Lauren goes out on top.

Never Give Up on 3!

If you watched the first video, did you catch what was on the back of Lauren's t-shirt?

"Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid.  Do not be discouraged.  For the Lord thy God shall be with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9.

Maybe we didn't lose her after all.  Lauren's story, fund-raising efforts, and legacy live on.  May we all face life's challenges with an equal measure of faith and courage.

Huddle up with me.  "Never Give Up!" on 3!