Monday, November 1, 2010

No running for me... I can hardly walk. i have an appt with my surgeon in 2 weeks. oh well. God has different plans. I will post another time.

Friday, October 15, 2010

He Makes All Things New

I'm back! It is nearly been 1 1/2 years since my last post. I am so excited about many things! With every day comes a new understanding of who I am in Christ. I am going to journal more frequently! I have discovered that it has taken me years to accept this disability, called Chiari. I have been waiting for that moment when everything feels normal. It hasnt come. You know what? That's okay. I am learing to do things differently and adjust my daily activities accordingly. I pray alot and I thank God for the small things. Some days I get out of bed and cannot walk straight for a few hours. Some days I cannot hold my head up. Some days I cannot focus. Some days my body hurts so badly. I just get back in bed and wait until it passes. Ususally it does. I am just ready to move on! I, in some ways, have used this sickness as a crutch. I am willing to push past these hinderances and be all that God has called me to be. Afterall this life is temporary. I am learing to focus on eternal things. I am beginning this week to train for another marathon. My first one was two years ago and I believe it has taken me that long to get over it! LOL! I will train for twenty weeks and hopefully run in March. It's ON!!! I am really excited! Wish me luck!- or better yet, favor:)

“Look, I am making everything new!” Revelation 21:5

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I just want to let everyone know that I am doing great! I had my MRI and spinal cord evalution and everythings good. I have to do a little physical therapy but other than that, I am blessed!! Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts. I am so blessed with such wonderful friends. You all have a Wonderful Easter as you remember the sacrifice and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

back again

Well this feels strange... I havent written on this in awhile. Its been four months and Christmas has come and gone, we have celebrated a new year and now Spring is approaching. My gracious, its almost been a year since my surgery!

Today I went to my Neurosurgeon. I have new symptoms and will be having an MRI in a couple of weeks. Nausea is back. I have been having severe neck and back pain. My face, arms, and hands having been going numb. There is alot of pressure in the back of my head and neck/back. So, here we are again. I was told today by the "Great Dr." that sooner or later I would need another profession. He has said that before. I said, "Amazing.... I can run in a marathon but can't cut a head of hair, without getting sick!" He agreed saying the two involved two totally different muscle groups." My neck is the problem as you probably guessed. Anyhow I feel like I am back at square one;( But........ I still have alot to be thankful for:)

So I will keep you posted. This is my outlet to vent. I will do what I must.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Well I finished my first marathon today. Yes. I ran 26.2 miles and lived!!!!!! My time was 6:02. Oh man do I have so many stories. I will post them this week. I am putting pictures up for you all to see! I am so blessed!!! On Wednesday the 12th, it will have been 8 months since my Chiari surgery..... what an accomplishment!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Where does the time go? It has been over a month since the last post. Alot has happened so lets start with..........

Lydia is loving preschool. She has lots of fun and is learning quickly. She loves going to her weekly dance class. Let me also mention that she also loves being at home on her two off days from preschool. She gets lotssssssssss of attention, kisses, and snacks:) My little baby is not a baby any longer.

David was born for school. He networks. Yes, I think he may run for office one day. Everyone knows him. He talks to alllllll the teacher/staff, anyone really:) Honestly, he lives for PE class, literacy center, and chasing the girls on the playground. What a life! He is a precious one.

Shendi is doing awesome. Her scoliosis is healing with the brace. She is being thrown up in the air at cheerleading, taking a fall or two, and tumbling endlessly. School is wonderful. The eighth grade seems to agree with her. We are enjoying her dearly.

The marathon is soon, less than a month. My last long run was a 20 mile run. I am hoping to do 24 this week, (to keep up with my sister-in-law, Kathy). She did 24 this past weekend. I am so proud of her! So I am resting up preparing for that:) I will keep you posted this month regularly.... I have missed keeping this blog up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love you all

Monday, September 8, 2008

man, its been weeks since i have posted.

everyone's on a schedule now. its hectic, but fun! my little man is at the elementary school, my little baby is in preschool, and my big baby is on her last year of middle school. bottom line is I AM GETTING OLD! yes, i know, enjoy it, you say. i am. every minute. i thank God for all these precious blessings.

i am feeling normal again. that's good. i have a bad day every now and then. that is to be expected. but when i feel good its AWESOME! i am still planning to run in the Outer Banks Marathon in November. So far, my longest run has been 13 miles. Unreal, just unreal. If you had told me years ago I would be able to run 13 miles I wouldn't believe it. So its crazy to think in 2 months i will be running double that. i am ready. i am so excited to do this after having brain surgery just 6 months ago.

life is good. God has opened so many doors for us. sometimes i get a glimpse of the "big picture", but until i see Him 'face to face', i won't understand how all this works out. i just know i love Him with ALL my heart. and even when i think i know Him so well, he seems to find a different way to show me how much He cares. It is true He gives you the desires of your heart, if you seek Him first. Jesus knows our deepest thoughts and that is what draws me closer to Him every day.

in Christ,