Wednesday, September 28, 2011

She just kept running...

I ran today....

4 1/2 miles  

18 lone laps

for several reasons but one is in honor of my friend Kerri

Yesterday was a big day. 
The state of Ok now recognizes her 2 younger daughters as legally hers. 
I was blessed to get to experience it with them. 

along with some other very special people

It was a finish line of sorts

And it was over in minutes. 
Seconds, really. 
He asked some questions. Kerri gave her answers. There was 
a signature and a congratulations and
 a "have a good life", we'll see you later....

The hugs began...

The pictures were snapped....

And the presents given...

And the cake was cut...

And it was all over in minutes. 

Kerri's oldest daughter Tiffany said, "I can't believe it went so quick" 

"The finish line always is" replied the bag holder, (aka Mr. Incredible around here).

The finish line. 

Ironically Kerri and I know all about the finish line. 
That's why we started running in April. 

And we have. Several in fact.

But life happens on the journey to the finish line. 

The first lap is always the hardest. 

There is always some little pain. My shoulder bugged me today. 
But I just kept running.
One foot in front of the other. 

Or in Kerri's case one day after another. 
Week after week. Month after month. Season after Season. 

18 seasons Kerri has mothered these girls. 

4 1/2 years

Many prayers, many scares, many victories, many memories
A mother to the core
One very Captivating and BRAVE woman!

Do you not know? Have you not heard? 
God is the everlasting God, maker of all the earth.
He does not grow tired or weary. 
No one can measure the depths of his understanding. 
He gives power to tired and worn out and strength to the weak.
Even youths will become exhausted and young men will give up.

Those who wait on the Lord will receive new strength. 
They will soar on wings like eagles. 
They will RUN and not grow weary. 
They will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:28-30

Adoption is a beautiful thing.

There are finish lines worth crossing....just keep running.

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