|I am privileged to be a mom to these characters.|
|Mr. Hippie teaching the boys how to use a saw. Why?|
It wasn't my idea. Thanks, older bro, for giving BMV several saws.
|My four treasures made me a mom. And I couldn't be more proud.|
|Meres in a dress LC wore for my sister's wedding.|
ones who ran before and are done. It is loved ones who are supporting you. It is just spectators who come out to watch and to support the runners. And they are lining the way, cheering each participant in the home stretch. And there I am running along-barely-and the crowd is cheering. And I can't even begin to describe how I felt. I felt proud to complete the race. I was emotional-almost crying. I felt supported. I felt pain. But, it was unbelievable. You only know the feeling if you've run a race, and come up that stretch. The crowd is saying, "you're almost there. Keep going. Don't give up. You've done it."(I crying right here as I'm typing this.=)) My two thoughts I was thinking as I was running between the cheering spectators was that I am almost done, and this is what heaven is like. This is what our great cloud of witnesses is doing right now for us. The Old Testament saints, the New Testament saints, and Jesus Christ. They are watching us run our Christian race, cheering us on and saying, "it's hard-but don't give up. You are almost here. Finish strong. Follow our example." Hebrews 11-12. That's what it is all about. Btw, Hebrews 11-13 is the theme of the four DVBSs Mr. Hippie and I are leading this summer. And having just gone through this, I am so pumped to share this with the kids. It is pertinent.
|My partner. I love you, Babe!|
Two days later, how am I feeling? Not bad, thanks.=) My hip is still not right, but I have an appointment set up with my chiro tomorrow. Everything else feels great.
|Yes, I wear tinted chap stick, and earrings, when I race.=)|
And, this is a before pic. The after is too scary.=)
And, am I a glutton for punishment? Yes. This morning I signed up for 2 more races-a 5K in less than a month, and a half marathon in September.
So tomorrow I am going to be out pounding the pavement again.