Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thank You's Are In Order

I would like to take this time out to really thank my loving church family, Scott United Methodist Church, back at home in Denver for all of their continued support and prayers.

I have gotten so many emails and posts on my site from them. They were the original people to take up a collection for my mom to attend these Olympic Games and the outpouring of love was really overwhelming for her and myself.

Scott really built the foundation for which I stand on to this day.

I also want to personally thank her co-workers at UPS and The Gates Corporation for what they did privately for her as well. Anyone who knows Bren, knows she doesn't like to receive a whole lot of attention for things, but without her, where would I be?

59 comments:

Courtney said...

ok. it's so dope that you recognize your family and faith community in this blog entry. i doubt you remember me from Howard University, but i just wanted you to know i'm so proud of you. (and i'm not a groupie.) i just want you to know that you're an awesome athlete and i will pray for your success.

-Courtney Wade
John H. Johnson School of Communications
Howard University c/o 2005

figurin said...

great blog!

Norman Levinson said...

13.3 seconds and 13.16, both the fastest qualifying times for the 1st and 2nd rounds! at the Beijing Olympics!!! It doesn't get better than that David.

You already won Gold man as far as your fans are concerned and that's for your take on life and who you are.

Thank you for the inspiration...and good luck for the other Gold!

Namaste!

OMG OMG: said...

Hope you have a nice impression about Beijing, and about our great China :-)

Olympic brings this world as a family~

Anonymous said...

Dave, I am very proud of you and your accomplishments. Go get what God has destined for you! I am glad to have had the opportunity to work with you. You are all over the news and everyone here is pulling for you. Good Luck and Gods Speed.

Coach Ty

Tell Trammel "Roo" to the Ques!

Anonymous said...

I ALSO WORK FOR UPS AND SEEN HER STORY ON UPSERS. YOU ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE A GREAT MOM. AND WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT ALL UPSERS ARE PROUD OF YOU AND WISH YOU AND YOUR MOM THE BEST. FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT THE UPS CENTER IN CHIPLEY FL

LaLa said...

Humble and loves his mama! You are gonna get tackled when you get home, so be prepared.

Great race today!! Congrats!

Heavensladies said...

That's a beautiful thing, and wonderful post. Also, I just want to say that you did an amazing job! I have never watch the Olympics before =( (Yeah, I know) but I saw you last night and I thought you were incredible. I cant even think of anything else to say for you left me in complete awe. Keep it up! =)

Gloria said...

David,

I am a fellow UPSer located in New Jersey. I wanted to congratulate you and thank you as well. You are an inspiration to young African American boys all over the world. Keep going for the gold. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

You are all over the news here ..keep it up... 10 more

RORY
rorynricky@aol.com

Carla Ino said...

Congratulations on your continued Olympic success!!! I've been following the games from Florida and can't wait to see what you're going to do. Go team USA!!!!

Anonymous said...

David, I seen you on the race last night and you ran a great race not to mention you looked so good doing it. I want to get to know you and if you feel like taking a chance on a stranger hit me up. We don't have to be strangers for long, we can become friends. tua16739@temple.edu


P.S. Don't accept my comment just read it and take down my email adderss. Holla at me.

Bootafull said...

OMG Congrats on everything!!!!
I am a HUGE fan and I am super freakin' proud of your accomplishments...Love that you didn't leave out your church. Keep the Lord first always!

BRANDON said...

DENVER. . .STAND UP. . .WOW!. . .YOUR TIME HAS COME. . .YOUR TASK IS SET. . .YOUR 10 HURDLES AWAY FROM BEING AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST, WHILE WE THANK GOD FOR BRINGING YOU THIS FAR WE KNOW HE ISN'T DONE WITH YOU YET! DO ME A FAVOR. . .LIGHT UP A CUBAN CIGAR AT THE FINISH LINE WHEN YOU WIN!

dave hasstedt said...

David,
congratulations to you as well!! My wife Carol has all her kids at Aspen crossing Elementary school cheering hard for you as well. When you get back get me your e-mail address again and i will get you some classic pictures of your surprised MOM at our send off party for her. Run with the LORD David!!

John said...

Dear Mr. Oliver,
My name is John Youngquist and I am the principal at East High School in Denver, your great Alma Mater. I just want you to know that you have thousands of Angels watching and and cheering you on to victory this week. We wish you great speed!
Our best,
John

Tiffany said...

Great blog Dave! Best of luck out there! Everyone is here watching and praying for you!

Anonymous said...

David,
All your fans at Denver East are cheering for you. You are a hero! You will alsways be an Angel!
Bring home the gold!

Mr. Ashley
Atheltic Director
Denver East High School

Jessica M. said...

Hi there David,
You and I went to Howard together and I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate you on your amazing accomplishments. Also, my aunt works at UPS and she was telling me the story about your mom a few weeks ago but at the time I didn't know it was your mother. The UPS employees were so happy to be able to have an opportunity to participate in that. Good luck as you continue on your journey to success! Your fellow Bison are very proud! :)

Anonymous said...

I told you and I ' ll repeat you : you will win !!! you are the best !!!

Something New said...

Congrats on your 'BLESSED' success at the Olympics. Have a great final and win the GOLD.

Peace and Blessings... K

Yolanda said...

Saw you on NBC. You were great last night!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi David you look awesome last night..just wanted to say congrats and all the best. However i would like to get to know you some more you can email me at tasty@tmo.blackberry.net..
Hope to hear from you soon i know you're a business person but holla at me whenever you can.

Samantha--nyc

Marina1908 said...

That is truly a blessing!!! I am quite sure you can say Thank You all DAY!!! I just want to say THANK You for doing a good job representing the US!!! I was actually on the treadmill running at 24 hour Fitness watching the race and I felt like I was running right witcha! lol

Remember to Keep God First!!!

Ms. Marina (marina_1908@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Yo David this is David Kuti i ran track at Delaware State University...at the same time you were at HU i just wanted to say it is good to see that you are now representing U.S.A in the 2008 Games...just wanted to say good luck in the finals and God speed Brother.

D. Kuti
Delaware State '04

Elyse said...

congrats on your accomplishments, one bison to another! God bless.

April said...

Can't wait to see you in the finals!!! You are an inspiration to me:)
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

It s wonderful that you have such a strong foundation through your church and your mom! And Bren sure did raise you right! Its nice to see that you appreciate ALL that everyone has done for you! You are sure to go far in life and in the Olympic games!! God bless! Sherri...
From NJ

LaLa said...

I missed the race and could only see the results on NBC. Somebody PLEASE tell me where I can see the replay!! Thanks.

Norman Levinson said...

Semifinal 2: 13:31 and 1st !!! http://www.nbcolympics.com/trackandfield/resultsandschedules/rsc=ATM012200/index.html and http://www.nbcolympics.com/trackandfield/news/newsid=240164.html#robles+americans+advance+hurdles

I am so excited my head is about to explode. It is an Olympic feat in itself for you to maintain this degree of self-control and focus. You are inspiring millions man and making every American damn proud.

Thank you and best of luck tomorrow...

Anonymous said...

Good Morning David,

This is your day...., just in case I wasn't clear...this is "YOUR" day!

Over 6 months ago, the commentators found themselves scrambling to find your name on the heat sheet having not considering you as a contender at the indoor championships.

Much of the print media prior to this evenings final have focused most of its attention on other fine competitors in ( and not in ) the Olympic 110m Hurdle finals.

A lesson that I learned throughout life is that "Respect is never given, and must be earned".

I love your outlook " In order to be the best, you have to beat the best".

You have the heart of a Lion, the speed of a Cheetah, and the focus of an Eagle pursuing its prey.

Coach Johnson knows this, Allen Johnson sees it, your mother conceived it, and Coach Merritt along with the rest of your HU family believes it.

As you can imagine, we are all proud of your accomplishments..., but that is not what this day is about.

10 hurdles to the beginning of your march to destiny. Its time to let the World know what we already know and that which you have already realized. The race has to be run before the medals are bestowed.

We only get one crack at this gift called life, and there are not many that live it to the fullest. Its time for you to pick them up, and put them down in a big way this evening.

Godspeed to you and safe carriage to all the competitors. Do what you have done all year, and enjoy the moment. "This is YOUR Day"!

"for sure!"
Namesake
Enjoying the ride vicariously and loving your spirit!

Angeleyez said...

Hi David,
my name is Annette and i am from Barbados, i was just checking out your page and wanted to leave you a comment. I think you are an amazing runner, and that you are very blessed, and cute. May God continue to bless you in all you do and Good Luck.

Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being the best eye candy of the olympics! Oh and congrats!
sasha_206@hotmail.com

Millicent Mack said...

I just wanted to say that I have been watching your races and they've been great. I am sure that you'll do great in the finals. We're actually distant cousins through our grandmothers and I was a pretty decent hurdler in HS...weird huh? Anyway... good luck in the finals!

Marguerite said...

so refreshing to see a brotha give thanks where thanks is due. great semi-finals race, by the way. may God continue to bless you in the finals--get that gold!

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Makeda said...

A verse I often refer to in my walk in Christ is 1 Corinthians 9:10, "Do you not know in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize."--NIV version. Over here in the states, we are rooting for you and all of America. Plus, you're quite handsome, :) Godspeed to you and team USA! And a shout out to HBCUs!

--Morgan State Alumna

LuckyJ said...

Good Job and keep it up. Do one for our hometown "Orlando"!!!!!

Anonymous said...

congrats on gettin first place in the semi-finals! Im so excited and Ill be rooting for you in the finals. I hope im around when it comes on since they dont show it live.

Lauren said...

It is great to see you give thanks to the people who have inspired you in your life and journey.......peace and positive thoughts be with you in your races and your life......... Lauren
Orlando,Fl

Alicia said...

Hello David, I just want to say congrats on your achievements. I wish you continued success. Your church deserves to be thanked tremendously, but one person to NEVER stop thanking, NEVER stop thanking the lord... Remember he have you were you are.

Linda Mack Brewer said...

Hi David,

Great run to the Finals! 10 more to VICTORY! Know that we are here in Denver...ALL OF US... cheering you on!

Much Love,
Dr. Linda Brewer & Family

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Dwayne Thomas said...

30 in da bank - 10 more to go!! I kno we were cool at HU, but I must admit, I've become a fan - tellin' all my friends and co-workers! Best of luck tomorrow (today?). See you on the Yard in October?

Dwayne

Lauren said...

Positive thoughts with you on your incredible journey.......Peace
Lauren
Orlando,Fl

Nieama said...

A man of GOD!!! He is with you out there. I watched your race tonight (in the US). Your comments afterwards indicated that you were a bit disappointed in your results. Is that feeling of disappointment what motivates you from one race to the next? Just curious...

Miss Drew said...

And being that thank you's are in order, I just wanted to thank your mother..for she has truly blessed us all!

Nikkole said...

Congrats on your success David!! It's so exciting watching you run (and succeed) on the track! You make America and Howard proud:) Keep it coming!!

God Bless,
Nikkole

Anonymous said...

OMG. I just saw you on NBC and you are breath taking! HOT!

Anonymous said...

Thank us by giving it every thing you have and leaving it all on the track. We love you, and good luck.

SBronston said...

Just wanted to say congrats not only to you but also to your family. This is only the tip of the iceberg as far as what God has in store for you. I'm so happy for you it really couldn't have happened to a better person. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Hey David, I just had to say wasup! I nearly screamed today when I looked up on the flat screen and saw your face there.
I was at Howard the same time you were, I know you were friends with Josef. I was already watching the Olympics, since being on hiatus from school, but now I'm really watching, thanks to you, I'll be tunning tomorrow at 9:40 a.m. You are really representing, not just Howard but excellence as a human being. That's what's up!!!
Much love to you from Ebony out in ATL originally from Brooklyn.
Holla at me!http://www.myspace.com/khepheradivine

Ike said...

Nice entry. It's great to acknowledge your church and mother as your foundation in the midst of your glory.

It has been awesome to watch you! All the best!

Ayesha

göğüs büyütücü said...

i will pray for your success

zayıflama said...

Love that you didn't leave out your church. Keep the Lord first always!

Anonymous said...

Big ups to the HU Alum email network for letting us know of a fellow Bison making strides in the Olympics. I've been tracking and cheering you on since. Congrats on the medal!

Pure Sweetness said...

It's always great to know when you have people behind you; to support you & your dreams. Your mom & family must be absolutely proud of you. To know that all those people went above and beyond so your mom could have to opportunity to see you race all the way to the other end of the world is just truly a blessing. You seem to have a great family, not many people has that. You are truly blessed and continue to be gracious for it. All the material things in the world could disappear in a second. God Bless you!

longbench said...

Great job! What matters is that you did your best under supremely unique circumstances. This is not a race like any other, so I am always happy to see people cross the finish line, even if not in the order that I had hoped. And your humility certainly makes it much easier to cheer along with you!

Tamarah said...

Wow..."Excellence or nothing at all"...You are a wonderful product of what God and your mom have produced...I'll say this, I didn't know of you UNTIL the Olympics in Beijing...and from first glance, I knew and felt you were something special...as I read more about you, my observations are confirmed! Please keep doing what you do...you give me hope and inspiration NOT to settle for anything less (even though you went to THE OTHER HU..I'm a Hampton Alum '02 :-))!I'm literally speechless! Take care of yourself and your family. Maybe I'll hear from you sometime. Tamarah.Davis@gmail.com