TED GOCKE'S BLOG
What a great finish to 2009! My youngest son, Chipper learned to ski! True to form, he was just like my other two. I spent about an hour working with Chipper from putting on his skis until he was leaving me behind in a cloud of powder!
We got to go with the student ministry from Burnining Bush Baptist Church. There were close to 100 people in our group and everyone had an awesome time. Not one broken bone! Talk about beating the odds!
I worked with Chipper on the bottom of the slopes, near the ski lodge, trying to teach him how to turn, stop, and get up. He kept falling and began to get frustrated, so we just "went for it." I took him up the lift to a moderate slope, (The Salamander-the East Coasts longest snow trail-2 miles) and had him come down. That was all it took.
By the end of the second day he was tagging along with his big brother Trevor and the rest of Trev's snowboarding friends, jumping logs, and coming down the black diamonds.
What a great time and wonderful memories.
I hope you made some memories over the holidays with your family.
We have a big year in the works for Partners for Christian Media, the morning show and J103. Pray with us and for us!
Happy New Year!