today I am grateful for long walks and sunshine and young life friends, new and old.
before I got fibro, I had become a runner (something I would have never thought possible). I wasn’t fast or great, but I ran several times a week and even finished a half marathon. when they’ll fibro symptoms started, I pretty much stopped doing anything that might make the pain worse, including running. I’ve been on one run in the past year and a half or so, and it lasted about 1 minute before the pain got terrible and I was in tears. tonight I wanted to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather, so sweet hubs and I went for a run. it wasn’t fast, but it was a run. grateful for his support, and for the feelings of accomplishing something and life getting a little closer to normal.
I am also grateful that Harlow had a good day today, and blessed and thankful for my young life girls who asked about how Harlow is doing. some of them even told me they’ve asked other people to pray for her too.
exhausted and grateful.
tonight was our last regular young life club of the year. it has become tradition for the last club of the year to be “kid-run,” meaning the leaders help prepare kids to take charge of every aspect of club. there are two things that I love about this club, and this year was no exception- 1. I love to hear my high school friends pray for their friends. it is the sweetest thing. 2. one of the seniors gives the talk, or shares the story of their journey with Jesus. I loved hearing my friend amanda tell her peers about how Jesus has walked with her this year through some pretty hard places.
today was not my favorite. pretty much from first thing this morning, nothing was going quite how I wanted/needed it to. so tonight for small group I thought we might just need some time together. so we did this:
the game of life is a legit way to spend an evening. grateful for these girls, for their kind hearts, and for laughter and silliness.
tonight I’m grateful for my sweet small group friends. it’s a blessing to laugh with them, live life alongside them, talk about Jesus and to pray for them and with them for the people they care about. I’m feeling blessed tonight.