Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Friends & Family

Jocelyn and I
Jim and I at Clearwater 2009
Aunt Dena and I at Brian's Wedding last year!
Lisa and I at the Pitt 1/2 Marathon

All I can say is that it's a dang good thing that we have them. I don't know about you, but it seems like all over there is heartache, tough stuff and sometimes, even tougher stuff. My friends have been getting dished their fair share lately and my heart just breaks for them sometimes. The good news is:

They are strong people

They are more than capable

and with their faith rooted firmly where it should be, they can handle anything this world throws at them.

I'm a lucky girl to get to see their strength and just how amazing they truly are, both inside and out. Every time I get down because I missed ANOTHER swim workout or just don't feel great on a run I think of how many people in this world are going through things that are 100% harder so I better just buck up and stop feeling sorry for myself.

We're ALL balancing a million things and trying to keep things in perspective. I feel thankful that I can have friends that I know will be with me for life!

J and I in Aruba!
Barb, Heidi and I at NOLA 70.3 (Good Luck this weekend at Quazzy Barb! - you're going to do great!)
And lastly, I thank the world for animal friends. Who else would let you do this to their hair and just sit there still looking cute! A friend stopped by with their cutie dog and I got to hang out with Prince Jr. for a bit! SO freakin adorable!

Hope everyone is having a great week! Tonight is the big speech! Here we go!!


Christi said...

Friends are the family that we choose! Thanks goodness for all of them.

Steve said...

what a great post, and the real KIM KIM KIM comes out. You are rockstar great of course, but to show us you care is soooooo awesome. I love Shit.... oops stuff like this. :))

xoxoxoxo :)

Mwah Mwah!!! :)

ADC said...

Well said. Hope the speech went well.

Kiet said...

And they pick you up when you crash your bike in the middle of BFE and sit in the emergency room for 11 hours.

Warrent said...

I hope you don't mind me saying this, but you are my inspiration/motivation for getting into runs, triathalons, etc. If only I could get my doggie paddle faster I could place in the swimming portion. (I'm a guy, if that's ok)