So this is the flip side of that famous phrase...."The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat".
He was invited to go to the Meet of Champions, which is such a great honor. Only the best kids in the whole state are invited. Hayden was actually one of the favorites to win.....but, that's not what happened. He had a bad race and he ended up taking 15th out of 23 guys. It was really sad. You can tell by the pictures above that he got out of the blocks really great and he was in first place for awhile, but he just didn't have the juice and he ran out of steam. We were heartbroken for him.
Regardless, we will be proud of him no matter what!
"Our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! II Corinthians 4:17
"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance." Romans 5:3
"With God’s help we will do mighty things." Psalm 60:12