|Cooper in Corral 1 at the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Dallas this morning|
Watching him cross the finish line this morning was one of the most joyful moments in my 14-plus years as his momma.
The first 5K that Cooper ever ran was the Resolution Run in Addison in January 2009. He was part of a group of friends running in support of Steve, who was there at the finish line despite a host of cancer-related struggles.
|Steve, Sharon, Allison, Katie, Holly, Kris, Liz, me and Cooper in January 2009|
|Stuart welcomes Cooper across the finish line at his first-ever race.|
|Cooper today, moments after finishing 13.1 miles|
This 6-foot-3, 14-year-old son of mine is determined and hard-working, kind and funny. I am incredibly proud of his character and heart and the joy he finds in all circumstances. He, no doubt, has a whole lot of his daddy in him.
|Uncle Jim, Katie, me and Cooper, in the very cold hour before the race began|
|You can always count on Katie to (1) make a sign and (2) shout the loudest of any fan if her brother's competing.|
|Uncle Jim came in from D.C. to cheer for his nephew.|
|I love this gentle giant.|