Good Morning, God!
WHEEE!!! What a HAPPY day, yesterday!
After confessing my wretchedly high stress level and asking friends to pray for me — as well as for Kit — I managed a fairly peaceful spouse’s marathon. I was helped by dear friends who came to support me at mile 20. Bless them! Not just good company but technical assistance in tracking Kit and with delicious food.
And daughter Sandy helped by feeding me frequently Kit’s location and time. And her dear husband Dave took over after she left for work.
In the evening we enjoyed a marvelous dinner with good conversation with good friends (my mile 20 support team plus another couple). While we ate dinner, a young male runner who on learning Kit’s time, asked to have his picture taken with Kit. That’s Not unusual. Ah, God, my husband provides young men with HOPE for a happy, active future.
And speaking of Happy Futures we had a wonderful time this Easter at historic Park Street Church. We went there because it was the closest protestant church to Mr. Dooley’s Irish Pub, where we had breakfast with friends. The preacher was inspiring, the music divine and the congregation friendly. AND, as things worked, out I got to ask the preacher to give Kit a blessing after the service! Before the service we met another dear running friend coming out of the service as we went in. More hugs and photos ops!
On Saturday, we had another Hug/Photo opportunity at the Expo when the daughter (in law) of a dear departed friend called my name. Marianna, marathon entrant, was there her husband, son, daughter-in-law and grandson! WONDERFUL! We could not have arranged to met them given the crowds and confusion.
So, in case I have not said it earlier — THANK YOU God for a Perfect Marathon experience! I am Very Grateful!