February 27, 2017

I have so many things on my mind. First and foremost is God and how He works things out. There’s a reason why things are but it’s not for me to understand why. I can do my best to push or pull events in the favor of good, but who really knows what’s “good.” Right? I can only do what I feel is right in my heart and hope for that I’m doing good.

My husband is on another business trip this week and I have to work double duty for the kids. I’m okay with it.  I miss him LOTS.  *sigh* I did ask God to give him new opportunities and challenges at work. I guess I should be more careful for what I ask God for because He grants ALL requests, good or bad! 🙂

I’m also thinking about folks I personally know who need God’s blessings. In the past, a friend of mine told me that I’m a sponge, that I soak up people’s problems which makes me sickly. It was true. I got sick.  So now I’m doing something about it. My mom always taught my sister and I to pray for people, even the people who do wrong.  She said those folks are the ones that really need it.  It took me to be a mom to realize what she was teaching me.  Now, I ask for His help on others’ behalf, and I teach my children to do the same (thanks, mommy!). It feels good.

This is why I’m raising money to run a crazy race which supports the end of blood cancer instead of going through a travel agent and paying a WAY smaller fee (I have another friend who busts my chops about raising this much money).  This is why I’ll shave my head for cancer.  When my friend Chantha initially shaved her head after she had been losing her hair from chemo, I wanted to shave my head then and there so she’d wouldn’t be the only one.  Getting to my $4900 goal can’t come soon enough.  I honestly want to shave my head now so she’s not the only one.  Right now, this is what’s on my mind.

Today’s blog is for the people who need an explanation as to why I’m doing this.  Yes, the amount of money that I’m raising is a lot, but why not?  Why not celebrate my 40th birthday by doing something for someone else?  Why not?  I’ve had some really good birthdays, and I’m really lucky.  I want to give back for this milestone birthday, maybe give someone a chance to have ANOTHER birthday.  I think I want to give back as much as I can for the rest of my life.  If you are reading this, please consider donating to help me end blood cancer for my 40th birthday.  Please visit my GoFundMe page, https://www.gofundme.com/running-to-cure-blood-cancer.  Any amount is never too small.  It all counts and will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

If you want to do more, find out if you can donate bone marrow at http://www.bethematch.com.  Your bone marrow could help someone make more normal blood cells to fight their cancer.  I’m a member!  It’s really easy!

Thanks guys, and I promise that my next post won’t be so melancholy!  🙂

Our puppy Jakob after a 4 miler.

Our puppy Jakob after a 4 miler.

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