31 Days of Singing Along: Playing Catch Up
I dropped the ball. After a weekend away getting back to whatever normal is was quite a task. It was a lively week filled with really great opportunities. However, my time management took a hit and I couldn't squeeze out those five minutes to write. I beat myself up over it for the last few days. I thought about quietly stepping aside and not continuing but what would I learn from that? So, I own it. I was flagrant with minutes this week. I spent two much time on Instagram. I chose to watch Dancing With the Stars and NCIS and The Voice...ahhh...I confess. But now it's Friday. The house is clean, (thanks to the motivator I married,) and we are gearing up to run 13.1 miles on Sunday. There are so many things I have learned through my running journey. Growing in self-discipline is a big one. So, I make myself sit. With three babies asleep and an exhausted husband out for the night, I play catch up and soak up the grace.
The prompts I missed: Go, Say, Join
Today's Prompt: Care
The starting line is intimidating. I didn't run last year on account of the babe growing inside but I watched as the Fly ran off beginning those 13.1 miles. It's a wave start and if I remember correctly there is a loud noise that signals you to, Go! There are hundreds of people around you, many whom look like they know what they're doing, all saying the right things, talking about the last race and the one they will be training for after this one is over. In two days I will join those ranks. But, I've never run a real race in my whole life. It was only a little over a year ago that I even realized I could run. And, now I join them at my snail's pace. Why? Because I care. I care about a promise I made to God two sunny June's ago. I care about people on the other side of this world who are sick and hurting and in need of care and love and Jesus. I care so much it hurts and I know it will hurt on Sunday but I plan on crossing that finish line...however long it may take...with the Fly by my side.
5 minutes are up. Did you see what I did there? All four words in one 5 minute post. That, my friends, is what they call...efficiency...something else I need to learn more about.
On Sunday, October 12, 2014, The Fly and I will be running Side By Side for 13.1 miles to raise money for the Kimbolio Hospice in Kenya also known as The Living Room. Kimbolio Hospice is a 24 bed, inpatient hospice that provides quality palliative care services to adults and children living with life-threatening illnesses. Many people I love and care about have battled or are battling such things and it breaks me to know that there are people that do not even have the resources to simply manage the pain that occurs as their bodies are ravaged by a disease. Some of the services offered at the Hospice are:
- Pain management
- Symptom management
- Psychological support
- Social support
- Spiritual support
- Nutritional support
- Physical therapy
- Bereavement support for families
Currently, all of the care given at Kimbilio Hospice is free of charge.
A gift of any size can change a life and provide love, care and support for those that find refuge in this Holy place.
Thank you for your prayers, cheer leading and financial gifts, friends. They mean so much. If you would like to make a donation you can click the link below.
Here's to 13.1!!!