The last week or so I have been in a funk. The reality of my family visiting and then LEAVING always leaves me a little sad. It may be one to two years before I see many of them again and that is tough. Combine that with my hubby being gone all the time with harvest and training for a marathon and you get a tired mama! I have just felt off. Then it finally all comes together and I realize I have been disconnected from God a bit. I have been "wandering" through my days without much direction. I love to wake up with a passion...for God, my life, my children, husband and the difference I can make everyday. That passion has been weak lately and I know it is because I haven't been focusing my time or energy on God. I have focused it's lots of other places, but none that will fill me like God can. So folks I am re-centering as I often have to do. I have been dissapointed in myself that I never got on the ball and chose a charity to run for on 10.10.10. So the last few days I have been looking and looking. It was late last night that I noticed a disturbing article that a friend on FB had posted about 200 women in the CONGO that had been raped along with a few male infants and young boys. That is when I remembered an article I had read in Runners World a few months ago about Running for Congo Women. An organization that has reached out to women in this region to help heal and support them as they recover from the pain and devastation of the rapes and brutatlity they have endured. The thing is when I read the article it made me want to do something, but instead I just put it down and went back to my life. When I saw the article on FB I knew immediately what I would do for my Marathon. Who cares that I only have little over a month to fundraise. God is big and every penny counts because every life counts!
So I am feeling refreshed and passionate today. I will run for those who could not run away. Whose strength,resilence and courage outweighs a million marathons. Check out Run for Congo Women to learn more and then come back HERE to donate. I know this is a tough topic and it is easy to look the other way, but today take another look, for the pain and horror is real and we can help...one step at a time.
If you share this cause on your blog or FB or donate please let me know. A giveaway of appreciation is to come soon!!!