Desires of the heart!

May I just say, I have had a bit of a revelation  the past few days. My life verse

Psalm 37:4New International Version (NIV)

Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

And He proved this to be true one more time on my behalf. I can just say that several things just unfolded that I hold within a close whisper to the Lord often.

I was having a conversation with sister who lives in Dallas, Texas these days, she voiced to me that she would really like me to come to Dallas and run a race with her. Inside I was screaming, “YES!” but the words that came out of my mouth were, “financially it just isn’t possible.” We went on about our conversation.

A couple of weeks later on my birthday I got an e-mail from another sister who said, “Get your running shoes on, you are going to run in Dallas with Tawnya!” Jenay shared her miles so that I may go!!!!! A GIFT!!! She and I know what it is to run a race together and for her to GIVE in such a way that I may run with another sister, pretty special I must say.

OH GOSH, now I have to really dig my heals in and begin to train. I was not going to go with the mind set of  being the ‘old one’ that had to be waited for, ha! However, training always has it’s challenges with time and all but this time, I seriously (as I kept saying)I had ISSUES! Just to name a few; my planter faciatis came back with a vengeance, then I had this new ankle thing that seriously at times I was like, “how am I going to run, I can’t walk?” Then, this sciatic nerve thing that has kicked my butt literally! Oh and then some other issues I am just not going to mention. I have felt old and pretty darn defeated!

I also have become such a creature of regiment. I know what I NEED before a race food wise, the steps I go thru that morning, the time change was freaking me out, and in my head I am thinking how am I going to do these things from a motel? Oh, and then AFTER, a shower, my chocolate milk………. SCREAMMMMMM!!!!!

I look back and there is not one thing that did not go without a hitch. My flight, motel, food, vitamins, shower, chocolate milk, it went beautifully!

The morning before the race I got up our time (3 am) and began rubbing my massage cream into my leg and I just prayed over my body and told the Lord, “hey we are here now, I want this to be such a fun day, please make me strong.”

I get all teared up to say, I felt incredible,  I think I was healed. It was my second best time ever, I didn’t even feel a twinge during the run and three days later every single issue, I am not feeling it. For a couple of days now I have been telling myself that I am crazy, but I am not crazy, when you see a miracle on someone else you see it so clear, when it is your own miracle, well, let’s just say, “I do give Him all the credit and glory!”

Sister had shirts made for us three.




In our corral, ready to Rock n Roll….




Dallas cheerleaders were at the end cheering us on! (I didn’t even see them I was so focused getting over the finish line. I made them go back so we could get a picture of them.)


Tawnya, she spoiled me rotten from paying for motel, getting me around, feeding me, letting me be the ‘crazy auntie,’ she even took me to…. (drum roll please) Joanna Gaines Magnolia Market in Waco Texas.  I know all of you Fixer Upper fans are drooling with envy right now. When we got there they said that we ‘just missed Chip’. RRRrrrrrrrrr………


The girls sitting in a wheel barrel at Magnolia. Jena, she was right there beside me looking at all the pretties, she loves pretties.


These two boys stole my heart. I love both of them. Of course, the littlest, we slayed some dragons together a few times.


I got to watch a softball game of Kysa’s. It was fun watching and listening to all the Texan drawls. “Go Koyza!” they would say…..


Sister, she is a true Texan. I am so happy she loves it there. It was so nice to see her in her element. Very proud of her and this family. It was such an honor to be apart for just a sliver of time.


These kiddos, have completely taken my heart. I love each one so much. I am truly the most satisfied crazy aunt in the whole world.


The boys, they made it great without me. Ruby is healing…..I know she was cheering me on as she was healing at home.


Thank you Lord for giving to me the desires of my heart.

March 25, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Brandee - Reading this made my heart so happy.

March 25, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Jenay - Love it!!! Every single word. I can’t wait to get a play by play or mile by mile playback!

March 25, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Dena Leigh - Marlece the photos are beautiful! I love your story, your writing..about how your prayers brought you a miracle. How sweet for your heart to be with your sister and run with her and to be with her family. Thank you for sharing your goodness! The last photo of your son and Ruby is sooo precious.

April 9, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Mama Hen - Your blog looks fantastic! I love all of the pictures and the shirts are wonderful! I needed this inspirational post today. 🙂 Have a great week my friend!

Mama Hen

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