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.