Sunday, October 10, 2010

race for the cure

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Andrew has always been known as "the runner", and he is...a fantastic one!  But today, I joined him.  We raced for a cure together.  Today I knew what it felt like to run the race and not stand on the outside cheering.  I ran my first ever race today. I'm so proud!  We've been training all throughout the hot Phoenix summer for this day.  

Today we ran to be a part of the impact to fight Breast Cancer. A day to celebrate the fight, and those who continue to fight, like my mother-in-law Elaine.  I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to know her.  She is a fighter in every sense of the word.  God still has work for her to do, and is using her to share/show Jesus to others.  The race was an emotional one.  Each pink shirt I saw, reminded me of our human; sinful nature.  The hope we have in the promise of eternity.  A God who is faithful even when we can't see His plan and purpose.  But He is constant, and continues to pour His promises and grace on us each day.

 "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." -Romans 12:12

3 comments:

  1. Andrew and Sarah,
    Beautiful pictures of the 5K!
    My brother Matt is in town, and yesterday we went up to Groton and Mystic to explore a little more of Connecticut! That also meant that we drove up the stretch of 95 leading to the exit to Norwich and I thought about all of our wonderful memories a year ago. HOW HAS TIME GONE BY SO QUICKLY?!?!?!?!?!? I miss you both and treasure the fact that we got to have our summer in Connecticut.
    -Anna

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  2. Way to go, girlie!! We're so proud of you ... and you look GOOD! :) It's neat that your first-ever race was in honor of Mom! I KNOW that means a lot to her. Keep up the good work!

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  3. So cool Sarah!
    Chris and I have run "the race for the cure" in Newport before. Great experience!

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