My little girlasked if she could go with me the other day on a run. I was so blessed to hear her express interest in what I do! I reemmber back in the day, going iwth my own father on a run. Not many, mind you, but that memry sticks with me. Im sure i was slow and not the ultimate running partner when I was 6, but I was thrilled to see where my dad went when he geared up and went out! Later in life, I would join him on runs and it was a very special memory.
We ran 1 km approximately, with a couple of decent walk breaks. She was such a trouper! That positive impact on fitness and running and our time together I pray will have life-long heritage for her life, as i pray other blessings are for my kids. I know I am impacted every day by my own number of 'little moments" with my father. I hope my children see not just a man who went away mornings running, but was a man who loved deeply, took joy in his body's ability to endure and took good care of his family through prayer and pursuing new goals. Most of all that I was a man deeply in love with Jesus, his wife, his family and life. Hey that rhymed!
Here are a few more pictures from my Black Sage road route. I love to take it all in as I run and talk to my Maker.
As you can tell, Im sounding a bit more spiritually connected in this blog entry, but I dont apologize, my heart is really thankful for each blessing and I am trying to make a point of counting them lately. When life is challenging, scripture says to be thankful for each blessing, to see yourself as a beloved child, to be a thankful steward of your gifts and to ask for provision. I am surrounded by such a terrific life really! I have always been in fairly good health, moreso now that i have been passionately pursuing a fit life, a wondering family with a loving funny beautiful wife, three amazing children, a new beautiful dream home, a career (until this point!) which expresses my gifting and passions, friends who love me and support me, and each moment I live I can see God's good hand in my life.
More to come on that, I have to get ready for my day.