Wednesday, February 12, 2014

T - 8

T - 8 days and I will be in sunshine with my Sunshine.

We have spent over half our lives together at this point.
We have two children and a home.
We have separated three times and almost divorced once.
We have battled each other and battled against the one who prowls around like a roaring lion seeking to devour
We have overcome
We have connected in ways that are rich and beautiful and I thought not possible
We have learned what it means to love and to forgive
We have been waiting for this moment for awhile as we have never had a honeymoon

All that changes in T-8 days.  For two plus years we worked on ourselves and our marriage.  Neither piece will ever stop learning or growing but we are stable, we are solid, we are connected and we are ready.

Ready to celebrate the victory we have in our marriage by the grace of God and the skin of our teeth,

We celebrate.

With sunshine, warm waters, adventures and friendships, we celebrate.

T-8 days can't come fast enough!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

apparently I have a "race" schedule

In the process of healing I have found my inner thoughts going from "Oh it will be awhile till I can do XYZ" to "Heck yea, let's sign up for that!"

I'm not sure when the switch happened but it has.  This pretty much sums up my inner thoughts for some time:

I am ready to believe what others have been telling me for so long.  I AM healing. I AM stronger than before the accidents.  I WILL get my life back.

To cement this new way of thinking I signed up for the Shamrock 8K run in March.  A nice almost 5 mile run seems like a good jumping off point don't you think?  Add to that a dualthlon at the end of March and then the STP in one day and I'd say for a "coming-back-from-two-injuries-type-of-person" that is a decent schedule.

Happy Training!!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thank you for the gift box

I was the lucky winner of a gift box from Tracy Endo over at T-Racer Girl and TeamRev3.  It is always fun getting a package in the mail.  I am not sure why we don't send things to each other more.  The anticipation of when will it arrive, to the joy of knowing it is here and then of course the unraveling.  Such fun.

Her gift couldn't have come at a better time.  It has been a long time since I've written anything here because it has been a long time since I've had anything to write about.  I've sort of been in a peaceful zen like place where my world is just 'so' and adding anything more to it may tip it off the wonderful balance it is in which means a lot of things that I used to think were important have taken a back seat to the things we are discovering are actually important. 

Such as cultivating relationships with our kids and each other along with wonderful friends.  Realizing a "social media presence" is not as important as an actual relationship presence.  I've enjoyed these few months and plan to continue to do so.

I also am excited to share that I am healing.  Slowly but surely, healing.  So much that the hubs, myself and two of our craziest friends have embarked on a new adventure.  To ride the Seattle to Portland bike ride in  ONE day.  Two hundred and four glorious miles together. 

Training begins in March and now I have some fuel to get me started.  Thanks again Tracy!