Good Morning, God!
Our prayers have been answered! Praise You! Kit is alive and well and, although we heard a few ambulance sirens, the rest of the runners are fine. Well, there are still folks coming in. Some of them will need prayers for “recovery.” But all is well.
Kit felt strong all the way through. In fact, he had negative splits, with the second half faster than the first half. His 4 hour and 44 minute time got him second place in his age group.
Meanwhile, God, I have determined that I kind of need my own “support” staff to help me as I “support” Kit. Sandy was a true “Godsend!” She was such a help and comfort the whole time. But, especially, God, as we wondered why we hadn’t seen Kit at mile four at the time we expected. (It took him 7 minutes to get to the Start and we were well past the four mile marker.) There just seemed like a lot more stress this year.
No doubt our “doing” the inspirational talks at the Pasta dinner the night before added to the stress. That went very well with Kit speaking first, Sandy was second, I went third and Kit finished up by telling about the book Mango Days and offering to give a book to anyone who asked.
Sandy’s talk was very moving, God. She really spoke from her heart and I was / am so proud of her! Our message was basically that when horrible things happen — like losing a daughter or sister — the question is, WHAT CAN WE DO TO REDEEM THIS?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program makes it possible to remember loved ones or honor loved ones while raising money to help fund research. This provides meaningful outlets for people who are in the basically powerless situation of being with beloved family and friends suffering through illnesses. We need more opportunities like that, God!