Racing and Running, Praying and Pruning

Kit at the Kauai Marathon awards ceremony — the fastest man 65+

Good Day, God!

I am THANKFUL! HAPPY! JOYFUL! Kit finished the Kauai Marathon in great shape. He won his Age Group and was the fastest man among 65+. BEST OF ALL, he ran a Boston Marathon qualifying time of 4:39:06, with 54 seconds to spare.

Sandy videoed him crossing the finish line and in it we hear her happy screams. I only wish someone could have videoed me as I saw Kit coming toward the finish and started running toward him screaming “YOU DID IT!  YOU DID IT! YOU DID IT!

Kit is in great shape — not even sore. I, however, am another story. 1) In my mindless anxiety I didn’t even think about putting on sunscreen while watching for Kit. Yikes, such a sunburn I have. 2) Then, two days later, as I was running fast — from sheer delight — to the boarding gate for the flight home, I tripped. I did a four point belly flop. Two of the points were my knees. Swelling was instant in my right knee which did not want to bend. Two days later the swelling is going down. Thank You!

Then, just in case I missed the point, a friend sent me a link to the very first blog I ever did. In it I say: We are called to be Trees planted by the River — whose leaves do not wither and who bring forth fruit in season.  I like that thought.  Help me to refrain from excessive doing and committing.  Help me do it  – lest I be pruned!

Sigh, I recognize that You are attempting to prune me. But, I acknowledge that I am not yet pruned. I shall now go and Sit in Sacred Silence. Please help me prune voluntarily.

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Posted in a prayer for healing, Centering Prayer, Cherishing our Bodies, Common sense and reasonableness, compassion to care for myself
One comment on “Racing and Running, Praying and Pruning
  1. David Johnson says:

    Congratulations to Kit, and healing prayers to you Margie.

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