A HUGE LOVE GIFT from my wonderful husband

Kit at mile 16 in the Honolulu Marathon

Kit at mile 16 in the Honolulu Marathon

Thank You, God!

My wonderful husband Kit gave me a HUGE Love Gift this morning when he agreed not to finish the Honolulu Marathon. I met him at mile 16 — right by our home — and gently asked if he wouldn’t come home with me. His pace was below forecast and he seemed a bit wobbly. True, God, to make my case, I DID say that his Women folk (our two daughters and I) were STRESSED. (The daughters, both on the Mainland, were following his progress online.)

We truly were stressed! And Kit’s brain was working well enough to know it might in fact be a good idea to drop out. This ranks as a sort of miracle, God! Sorry, excuse the “sort of” — it is a miracle! Because, Kit was given an unusual helping of GRIT and DETERMINATION. And if he sets out to DO something, he DOES IT!

As for me, God, for the very first time this year, I have heard myself saying, “I AM TOO OLD FOR THIS!” Normally, I like to ignore age and the aging process. But this year, the year I lost my 98-1/2-year-old mother, has brought a clear case of overload.

Have I learned to say No? Hardly! But, I am learning!

Life is all about small steps . . . small growth steps . . . and sometimes it is even about Stopping!

Thank You, God, for my wonderful husband — and for life lessons!

 

 

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