Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Had To Try

Good late-morning, blog friends! I hope that this hump day is going well so far for everybody! So far, so good here!

As you can probably guess from my title, I ran…just a little, I promise!…this morning. Kim and I went for a lovely 4 mile walk yesterday morning, and since she is in class on MWF I headed out by myself this morning for the same 4.mile.walk. Well, about 2 1/2 miles into it, I picked it up a little and jogged. Ok, not too much, just a couple of minutes, just to test my legs. It felt so good! But, I didn’t want to push it, so I made myself slow it back down to a fast walk. Walk, walk, walk. About mile 3.1, I gave in to myself and ran. My legs barked at me a little, but it felt so good that I couldn’t stop! Sometimes, there is nothing better than a little run. I ran 2 more miles, bringing my stat line to this:


My legs are already stiff, but in a good way ;-) I am taking it easier, though, so that counts for something right?! Stubborn, stubborn Erica… Hmmmmm, seems I remember that phrase somewhere from my childhood. Oops! :-P

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In my daily devotional this morning, the verse was this:

He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

Part of the reading that spoke to me this morning, was this: “God will never allow any hurt to come into our lives that He can’t use for eternity.” Amen! I fully believe that my diagnosis with breast cancer is this sentence fulfilled. God has used something that could have been a dark and doom-filled time in our family’s life to draw us closer to Him. This past 11+ months have been such a spiritual journey; one that I wouldn’t trade for anything. And my prayer is that it is just a jumping-off point. How exciting!

If you are in some sort of trying time right now, and it doesn’t have to be health-related - it could be family, work, faith, school, whatever. But if this is you, don’t worry…God can and will use it for good, for eternity. It is all part of His perfect plan and rest assured, we are tightly IN HIS GRIP!

Have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday, friends!


Mrs. LC said...

Your words are so true and refreshing - words I've kept reminding myself recently, and really over the past year.

And you better be careful on your "no run" week missy! (I knew you wouldn't last hahaha - you've got the runner's bug). ;)

*Erica* said...

LOL Busted! I knew it would be you, Linds, who would bust me! Too funny! I promise, I'll be careful. (hugs)

Anonymous said...

Yes! AMEN!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

lesley living life said...

I found your blog from Lindsey's because I saw that you told her she should move to MO ... I agree!! (Can you guess where I live?? lol) Gotta love the Midwest ; )

Sara said...

Hey Girly...I've been absent! I KNOW I KNOW...but I've been reading up and catching up on you. How are you feeling? How are your kiddo's? We are going through some unexpected/sort of expected life that EVEN possible? Who knows. Anyway...I just wanted you to know I was thinking about you. Hope you are doing well and you are getting healthier and healthier every day.

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