I try to be there for my kids ‘stuff’ and if I’m not they know that their phone is going to blow up with all kinds of questions of ‘what is going on?’ This week has been no different, it has been bundled up with lots of cheers and heavy excitement around here. I’m just so grateful right now to be apart of allllll of this business around here.
Sometimes my cheering is with mixed emotion. For instance, Layton has gotten himself back on the track again. It has been several years, it’s in him, he loves it, and this so makes me happy to hear his excitement but the anxiety that runs thru these veins of mine…..well, let’s just say, Jesus is hearing a lot from me on this subject right now.
Brayden, he took his SAT’s last weekend. Again, mixed emotion, excited for what is ahead for him, praying a lot of where the Lord wants to use him in his gifts and talents and then I just want to scream, “NOOOOOOOO, NOT YET!”
He also had another PR this week in his pole vaulting. He also surpassed the school top height, and is headed to districts this week. It was an exciting moment for everyone! It made me a bit teary.
And then this happened today, all these people of mine came to cheer me on for the Capitol City Marathon. I did the half and was so happy with myself, I had a new PR too and have been working towards that for a long time. It felt so good. My cheer squad is always a big incentive when they are chasing me from here to there on the route. I LOVE it!
This guy of mine, got up early to drop me off, then went to get the kids. It really does mean so much. Before every race he takes a lot of attitude from me. I hate the start, I get so anxious I can’t breathe and so the car ride there he can’t say anything or do anything right. “It’s too cold, it’s too hot, don’t leave me right here, go faster, slow down, I look stupid, my foot hurts……….” He handles it all in stride.
The weather was so good. People, may I just say, God answers prayer, I don’t want to run in yucky conditions, it looked like it was going to be rainy and yet it was not at all. Over cast and mild, perfect!
This guy here, the whole last mile he was in my ear. “Do we have another hill?” I kept saying, “nope smooth sailin’ from here.” Then a few minutes later, ” I think that is a hill,” here I’m sayin’, “Nope, keep marchin’ forward it’s easy from here!” Pretty much the whole mile, this was the case. “You got this, you can do it!” I guess it kept my mind going.
I’m laughing cuz, here he is……..I don’t think he believed me!
Well, anyway, it has been a cheerleading kind of week and that is just where the Lord always brings me back to even in the last mile of MY race. ha! It does my heart so good every single part of all of this. Now, I think I will slowly get up from this chair, grab me some water, and go to bed. Thank you Lord for making me a cheerleader and for also giving me cheerleaders. My mom, sisters, and my running partner, thanks!