Thursday, January 5, 2012 Christ

Today has been a DAY! I am on RUN ArREST and trying to cool my heels. So no running or cross training, just rest! Of course seems funny timing right after I finally pulled the trigger on MARATHON #3. WHAT?? But I am fine with it...all about perspective right? I am hopeful that it will only put me a week or so behind.

I am working on finding a plan (totally not my strength) but I really liked running 4days in my last training cyle. (Props to Coach Tall Mom) so that is what I am working towards.

Today has been emotional and made me start thinking about the amazing way women connect and just get it. I have been so blessed in life with amazing friends. I have been continually amazed at how through this blog women have reached out to me. So many of you have gone out of your way to "love" on me. New friends sharing scripture notes, emails, small gifts, and best of all prayers. Too many to list!!

Today my new friend Jill @ Striving to Stay the Course did something that warmed my heart.

HUGE REMINDER how powerful we can action can impact, touch, inspire and change another.

I have been trying to email and connect with the race organizers of the Girlfriends Half Marathon. I was registered and signed up to run the race this past October BUT that is when my life changed and my husband was diagnosed. So I did not go or run. I was HOME with my husband trying to catch my breath and process what had just happend. How did it all change so fast?

Anyways I haven't had much luck connecting with organizers. Jill took it upon herself to connect with them and make sure they were getting my emails and supported my request, which was to PLEASE transfer my registration to 2012.

When Jill told me she thought that this may all work out the tears just came. I was actually in the eye doctor and just couldn't stop crying. I mean how could this girl that I only "know" through bloggy land take up my cause and "get it".

It really is not about the race, it is about holding on to the dream and hope of getting to the start line of that race or any race with my friends and loved ones around me. That would mean...clean scans for my husband, healing and God's hand in getting us through this storm. We so badly want a sense of normal and the ability to breathe again.

As I tried to sort through it I just came back to how much God loves me. So as to not sound corny, but I love my "Sisters in Christ". There is a connection,when you connect with another follower of Christ. Sometimes your souls just click. I have "sisters" around the country, all due to this blog and sisters close by that I know are HERE for me as I am here for them! All who have similar hearts longing for God...and in this case MILES as well.:) AMAZING!!

Being able to share scripture, pray and understand where my HOPE comes from is a gift and really has been so helpful in getting me through this time.

So thank you Sisters! Keep it up! Loving, supporting and encouraging one another! It's worth it!


Jill - Striving to Stay the Course said...

I don't even know what to say...but thank YOU. I am encouraged and strengthened by you and your husband's story. How you "deal" with it. How you cling on close to the One who created the very body that is fighting the awful disease.
This verse was just brought to mind: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Eph 3:20 NIV
Praying this year at Girlfriend's is an awesome PR! :)

fancy nancy said...

No way Jill just stole my verse! I guess it is one that God has special just for you today since he gave it to us both! The bonds between sisters in Christ are ones that go so deep! I pray that not only does everything work out for Girlfriend's but that blessing just flow over your family! You are such an inspiration of perseverance and faith!

Anonymous said...

How sweet of Jill! Hope it all gets resolved... and yes, there is such power in connecting over faith and running. Sorry to hear about running break, good for you for being smart now to get you to the marathon line!

misszippy said...

What a great story! Love how complete strangers can take care of each other. That's what it's all about!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!!! I had to transfer my Girlfriends too and look forward to hopefully meeting you! :)

megan.vining said...

You are such an inspiration to us all! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Its so true how that connection through Christ can be so powerful. I am so glad to have found your blog so I can be inspired by you and so I can earnestly pray for you and witness the amazing things that God will undoubtedly do in your life!

Cynthia O'H said...

This shows how strong the running community can be. Strangers, but friends, we are there for each other.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I want to do that race next year!!

And FYI I can revamp your plan and send it to you if you want.. Would be happy to help COACH you again if you like.. HUGS!

Kris said...

Love this!!! Love you sister :)