So before Nolin entered our lives, Jenn & I started unconsciously planning for our family. It started off with a neighborhood stray cat that we began taking care of, moved on to a stranded dog that we took in, then opening our home to an amazing foreign exchange student for a year, and also working with foster children through Stepping Onward an organization that we were part of.
On the weekends, we would meet with several foster children in the Boys Town program and run with them. While probably only a few of the children enjoyed the actual running part, I think all of them enjoyed the attention and the opportunity to have someone take interest in them. It was a fun time in our lives and a great learning experience for our future. As our lives changed and the children and foster parents moved in & out of the program it became a little more difficult to keep the program up.
Stepping Onward’s motto is Every Journey Begins With The First Step…so it was only fitting that Nolin’s first road race was the fun run at the Candy Cane 5K benefiting our friends at Boys Town. Continue reading »