On Saturday I saw the biggest, brightest rainbow I have ever seen in the High Country. It extended from Tynecastle to Grandfather Mountain with such vibrant colors traffic was stopping to take pictures to capture the moment.
About 30 minutes prior to that sighting, our women’s lacrosse team hosted Newberry College, and we came away with our first win of the year. It has been a tough year for the young women, but they have shown remarkable resilience and a great deal of class. Despite the torrential downfall of rain, they played with passion leading to a very nice St. Patrick’s Day win!
My next door neighbor is a senior women’s lacrosse player and the smiles of her and her teammates were priceless. Knowing they had persevered and stayed the course made them so pleased, ecstatic, overjoyed, and proud along with every other positive emotion known to mankind.
Our field looked like it might have had the Loch Ness monster somewhere amongst the lakes formed from the rainfall, but it did not hinder the young women and their desire to capture a victory.
For me, it was a great time to see folks come together for a cause. The parents were there proud of their daughters, Coach Wagner was glad to get a win, Coach Binder was proud to see the progress of the team, our staff was hoping for dry clothes, and the fans who stuck it out were glad they were there to show support.
My point is this, Lees-McRae has a lot of rallying cries, and for this I am truly proud. We have overcome adversity and seen what can happen if we have faith.
Continued faith will bring about results, and for this I am thankful for your support.
It all makes me smile, just like that rainbow did.
Until next time,