It’s The Little Things/ Holding Hands

Last Friday Marissa and I had did a fun run together.

One mile down the road and back as fast as she could go. When we do runs together the rule is always if she needs to walk, we walk. But this run was both surprising and special.


Surprising, because she never once asked to walk. She ran and ran her little 5 year old heart out. Sometimes dragging me along.


Special, because we ran the whole thing up until the very end holding hands.

All I could think while running with this beautiful girl was how blessed I was to call her mine. She is such a smart, strong, beautiful girl that doesn’t give up.

Then my mind wondered to a time not even a year ago that I couldn’t have done this with her. I couldn’t have ran a mile without having a near death experience, HA!  Sad, funny and true. I am so thankful for the changes that have happened to get me to that place, having that moment with our girl. It was awesome!

 

Before we crossed the finish line, I turned her loose. And watched her go.

 
 So proud of her and her 11:00 mile!
 
At the end she received a medal. “Mommy, a medal just like yours!” She was SO excited.
 
 
I sure do love this sweet girl!

 

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  • Oh my gosh! This is just the sweetest thing ever! I love that she did that run with you!!! She looks like she is having so much fun, and that metal will always help her remember this run with her mommy. Too cute!

    • :). It was awesome, I must have been beaming with pride. It is always nice when a kid genuinely enjoys doing something that you also love to do. I have a feeling this won't be her last run with mommy.

  • SO AWESOME!

    Man, I wish I could run like a 5 year old! ha!

    • It was!

      I do to, kind of. I kept telling her to pace herself… which she actually understood better than most of the kids with side cramps walking less than half way through, Haha!

  • that is so awesome and so fun! And heck id live to get back to an 11min mile! I can't wait til my little is old enough to do this (if she wants to of course!)