Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. 1 John 3:1

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mom on the Run

Many of you know about my love for running. I run most every morning before the kids wake up and then often run again at night on these gorgeous spring evenings. My husband thinks I'm a little crazy, but I'm going to make a distance runner out of him some day! :) Running is my break away from being 'Mom' for a short time. It's time spent in prayer, praise, worship and I thank the Lord for the time I am able to spend with Him while I am running.

Many of you also know that I have been struggling for the past year with daily headaches and migraines. It's been frustrating and exhausting. After many appointments/tests/doctors I am happy to be telling you that my headaches have subsided (for the most part). I am taking a prescription that has helped tremendously and will continue to take it for 6 months to train my body to not react to stressors with a headache.

For those of you who have been asking about my marathon training, here's an unfortunate update. The prescription that is taking the pain away is also affecting my running. On long training runs (10-20 miles), I was having a hard time regulating my breathing. Typically on a long run, I'm breathing hard for the first mile or so and then my breath would relax for the remainder of the run. This wasn't happening on the medication. I was running 10+ miles and breathing hard the entire run, causing my heart to race. It saddens me that I am having to stop the training but am so very thankful for a cease in headaches. I am a much happier mom and wife without headaches, right Nolan?! :)

I'm still able to run, just shorter distances. I will run another marathon... but not in June.

There you have it! God is good and the headaches are gone.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Here are a few pictures from our weekend . Lots of memories made!

Nolan put Brenna's dress on this morning while I was getting ready for church. She found me in the bathroom and said, 'Benna so pidy!' Yes, Brenna is so pretty and Blake is a pretty handsome young man.

Carefully coloring the easter eggs.

The final product. They were very proud.

Blake got a new umbrella in his Easter basket. They have been playing 'It's Raining' all day!
We are feeling especially blessed this Easter day. He is RISEN! Happy Easter to all of our family and loved ones.