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Married twenty-five years to my wonderful husband and best friend. We have 3 "home-grown" kids and 1 hand-picked by God from Africa. Our life is blessed. We are a close knit family with strong Christian beliefs. Come along with us on our journey…you might have a great laugh or two.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I love to run...

Truth be told, I love to run. I love everything about it. I love the fact that you're outside with the wind in your face and moving toward a goal. For me I guess it's like a mind game. I'm going to run to the lampost...then you run to the next lampost and so on.

I turn 40 this year and my goal is to run a marathon in October. Crazy sounding, I know...but I don't want to jump out of a plane or anything. I just want to run for 5 hours and go 26 miles. (O.k., putting it that way it is a little crazy... but I am determined). I have a fantastic running partner, my 7 month old Vizsla puppy. She has boundless energy and is built to move. I believe she loves it as much as I do.

I liken this adoption to a marathon. You can't run one overnight and it takes months of training (paperwork, actually). You have to make it to one "lampost" in order to make it to another one and another. So as I train here in the states for my marathon, I can't help but think that I am getting closer to my Ethiopian finish line...even if it's just one lampost at a time.


  1. Yes, the adoption journey sure is like a marathon. Not that I have ever ran one, and never plan to.

    Good luck in the training. Sounds like a nice idea to keep you a little occupied during the wait, which can get rather torturous at times.

  2. Yes, it certainly is like running a marathon. Not that I have ever run one, or ever will.

    Good luck on your training. Sounds like a nice to way to help occupy your time during the wait, which can get rather torturous at times.

  3. Thanks for the nice comment. We certainly have enjoyed reading your blog. It's nice to know other people are going through the exact same thing as we are. We wish you guys all the best!