Friday Five

Lots of my friends have posted on Facebook things that they are thankful for.  I hate to say that it took me a couple of days to figure out that this was in the spirit of Thanksgiving!  So for Friday Five I will share five things that I am thankful for.

One.

First and foremost I am thankful that grand-baby #4 and his mommy walked away from this:

The impact was on the other side of the vehicle, but it blew the door panels off on the other side!  Very, very thankful that they are fine.

Two.

Of course I am thankful for my marriage with my wonderful hubby and the opportunity to keep pace with him in life! Even if I can not keep pace with him while running!  I am catching up though.

Three.

The opportunity to raise four sons and watch them become fine young men is a great blessing.  Son #1 is moving to Dallas, Son #2 is doing some work in North Dakota, Son #3 is making his way through college and Son #4 is still in high school and hitting the running trails with his mom and dad!

Four.

Very thankful for four sweet, crazy and cute grand-children!  Unfortunately we do not live near them, but we do Skype and visit as much as we can.

Five.

I am thankful to God for these things and many more including running.  That may sound silly, but running has helped me in many ways.  Physically of course by losing weight and gaining strength and better health.  Mentally by challenging myself and getting out of my comfort zone.  Spiritually because running is conducive to praying! On long runs you have a lot of time for pondering and reflecting and running in the woods brings back a sense of awe for God’s creation.  Socially you meet many wonderful people and become part of a community that even connects through the internet by blogging!  So, yes, I am thankful for running!

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7 responses to “Friday Five

  1. And I am thankful I have met you!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring the rest of us to push further out of our comfort zones for a cause greater than ourselves that still manages to bless us in the process! Run on!!

  2. Paul and I are thankful for meeting you guys as well. Now we need to get together!

  3. awww how sweet! Thanks for the concern….. I am thankful as well that we got out ok! I am very thankful for my family and my future husband!! Im thankful for the way he was raised and brought up, it has made him truly a great person! I thank you partly for that and am very thankful we have a relationship with yall as well! Family is a huge part of my up bringing and only hope it is a huge part of my kids upbringing as well!!!! love yall

  4. GREAT post!! Wow those images are scary, makes you believe in Angels..

    HUGS!! Thanks for reading and commenting.. Will keep you posted if I am ever running outside of the Pacific Northwest 🙂

    Happy THANKSGIVING!!

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