Laying aside important matters it's time I gave an update on the MOST important thing in my life --- family.
My wife Rachelle, entering her senior year for the BSN in Nursing degree and having just completed a heart disrhthymia course at Integris Baptist in OKC, will be working this summer in the Intensive Care Unit at Bass Integris here in Enid. I filled in for her adult ladies Sunday School class last week and I left once again amazed at all that Rachelle is able to accomplish as a wife, mother, nurse and servant at our church.
Charis has just completed her first year at Baylor University. She has made several new wonderful, Christian friends. Charis had a great time at Baylor this year and experienced what I did twenty five years ago when all the professors pause during roll call at the Burleson name and ask, "Are you related to Rufus?" Our forefather, Dr. Rufus Burleson founded Baylor and half the campus is named after him. This embarrasses Charis but I told her to get used to it. Charis is living in Norman this summer working two jobs to save up money for her sophomore year.
Kade will be entering his senior year next fall at Enid High School. He was named to All Conference in basketball for the second straight year and is looking forward to his senior season. Coach Sean Shenck, Enid High's basketball coach and the Coach of the Year in the Mid-State Conference two out of the last three years, is leaving Enid to become head coach at Edmond Sante Fe, probably the most prestigious basketball school in the state. We think the world of Coach Shenck, and know he will do a fabulous job in Edmond. Enid has already hired Will Jones and Kade's looking forward to learning a new offense and playing under Coach Jones.
Boe just finished his track season as a sophomore at Oklahoma Bible Academy. Mom and Dad went to watch him run anchor in the 4 by 100 relay in the State Championships. I forgot how exciting watching track is, but as I watched those boys FLY around the track in record speed, I was probably as nervous as Boe. Yesterday he got his braces off after a record four years and his pearly's look great! He is very excited about playing football next fall at Oklahoma Bible Academy and his hard work this spring and summer in the weight room and on the track should pay off great dividends.
Logan, our youngest has hit a growth spurt! He may end up being taller than either his 6'4" or 6"2" brothers. He is graduating from the sixth grade at Emmanuel Christian School and will be joining his brother Boe at Oklahoma Bible Academy here in Enid. He was on the state academic team this year and Dad is committed to help Logan excell in his test scores. We have learned with our other kids that athletic scholarships for college are possible (but hard to get), while academic scholarships are where the financial support really lies, and we believe Logan has an excellent opportunity to excel academically. He also is playing for his first traveling basketball team this summer and is looking forward to the experience.
Well, enough on what matters most to me!
Have a great day.