Saturday, May 28, 2016

Revolving Door at the Airport

Eventually, we will remember that flights into Eugene often land early! This was the case today.  We arrived just about right - but it was nip and tuck... Our grand pets - Bleeker the rag doll cat and Lassie the Shelty - were tuckered out from the journey. These two traveled all the way from TX - and brought JaRissa with them! ::wink:: 

JaRissa meet Bella

Mom (G'ma) loves having grandkids visit

Krista left soon after JaRissa arrived. She is going to Lynchburg for two weeks of intensive work on her MDiv program at Liberty University. 

All of us and Dakota met up again at BJ's for Izaak's birthday dinner. This is only part of the group. 

Will's Marathon and Musings

We moved over to my brother, Will, and his wife, Sherri's, house yesterday afternoon. Our trip to OR was rather sudden - prompted by the VA, and the campgrounds are full this weekend. This morning we headed over to a beautiful spot in Springfield and waited....
Stacia and Harmony (Will & Sherri's granddaughter)

There he is! Will (ahem - 50 years old) finishing his third marathon - 26+ miles. I'm impressed! 

I found myself oddly emotional as we watched others cross the line and then Will come in. A marathon - it's a long run, pace matters, it takes courage to run a marathon to the end, and training and hydration, grit....and it seems to me that we're running our own sort of marathon.....and I simply need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I don't have to keep up with another racer; I simply need to finish my race...

One foot in front of the other - and eventually -  you cross the finish line. 

Well done, Will. We're proud of you!