Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
This morning gave us our first taste of Fall. We didn't even sweat on our way to and from the bus stop! The girls were pretty excited about the cool morning air-I was ecstatic. I even thought about going on an unscheduled run. Excited about the Fallish air, but not excited about the dad that celebrated by not wearing a shirt to the bus stop. What in the world? When he got out of his car, Avery hid behind me. You can imagine her embarrassment since to her if a man wears no shirt, he is naked.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Joy's Hope is cute blog that is definitely worth stalking. This post hit home with me today. Really, it's where I live everyday. This morning, the girls and I walked to the bus stop, just like most mornings. As they stopped to touch the "sleeping grass", I was a little overwhelmed. Their fascination with the grass made them seem so young, but visually they seemed so grown up. Bethany is nine, and super close to losing some of her naivety about life. Avery is 4, and super close to dropping the silly little way she talks. I am so excited to have a front row seat at this show. They are precious little women, and I feel so undeserving to get to shepherd them. And more than that, I feel thankful.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I was hoping to get attention from friends and family with that title. I rarely (as in never) use the words "great" and "run" together. I am getting better about it, but I think it is really just because the weather is changing. I am probably not changing. :)
Anyways...here is something weird that you don't know about me. When I am out and about and see someone running, sometimes I pray for them. Especially if the runner looks like they are struggling, I'll ask God to give them strength and use the run to make them healthier. Strange, I know, but I assume some people don't like running either, but like me do it for the convenience and alone time.
So as I was
running jogging yesterday, the streets were busy. Kids were arriving home from school, parents were out and about. It was warm, the Garmin was (still) dead, and I had no iPod. I asked God if anyone ever prayed for me while I was running. I am pretty sure He laughed with me.
Not a minute later, I hear (out loud), “You go girl, you’re doing good!” For. Real. I look up and there is a man sitting on his tailgate with a little boy. I thanked him and asked him to meet me on the next block and repeat himself. He didn’t. That would have been creepy, so that’s ok.
I laughed with God the rest of the way home.
BTW, I used MapMyRun.com in lieu of the Garmin. Good tool.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I wonder if my high school friends are thinking the same thing I am when it comes to school picture day. Every year, the same man came and controlled picture day with his booming voice. Just think small hallway, all tile, and a wiry guy shouting "Make your checks out to Provine School Pictures!!" Emphasis on the "aaaahhhiiieeenn" in Provine. We thought he was hysterical, although we couldn't look directly at him because we were busy wincing.Well, Bethany is having her own Provine School Picture Day today. She looked so pretty, so old!