Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sorry it's been awhile!

So I was kinda crazy busy there for a little bit.  I was finishing up my class, Sociology, with a presentation, huge paper, and exam.  Plus I was training for my first ever half marathon. One of my bumpie friends got me to sign up for the run and I'm really glad she did! (Thanks Sara!) So Sara, another bumpie, Dawn, and I started training. All in different cities, but motivating each other to stick with it.

It was SO MUCH FUN and I think I want to try for a full.  My hips and knees are the limiting factor in all this, so I will train and see how they handle the extra distance. Here are some pictures from the race in Green Bay, WI. I GOT TO RUN IN THE SAME TUNNEL AS THE PACKERS!!!!

Carb loading dinner with this adorable family <3

Everyone getting ready to line up for the start

Can you find me???


Back of my shirt, custom racing bib

About to cross the finish!
(Picture Proof from the photographers there) 

Beer in hand and I couldn't stop smiling!

WE DID IT!!! :)

Then last weekend we volunteered for the Dave and Carole Miracle Marathon for our third year in a row :) We love doing it and it helps us give back to the hospital that took such great care of our boys. We met some new friends (Hi Pat and Denise!) and had a great day.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bereaved Mother's Day

Bereaved Mother's Day was this past Sunday, a day to honor the mothers that have lost a child.  

I posted one of the pictures and tagged the mama warriors that I know on my facebook page.  I was immediately distraught when I was over 10 women.  I know over 20 women that have lost a child, and that breaks my heart.

I also learned about the actual history of the holiday (Mother's day). Anna Jarvis  founded the day to honor her own mother, 3 years after she had passed away (1908).  A mother who had also lost 7 children.

Mother's Day is near impossible for me to get through.  I am a mother.  I will always be their mother. But a day where all the other mom's get to go out for brunch, or dinner to celebrate being a mother. It's almost like salt in the wound.  

My husband took me out to a Mother's Day brunch that first year, and I felt funny. I know people were looking at us funny wondering where our children were or what we were doing there.  A table for 2? On Mother's day?  If you don't believe me, try it once.

I'm going to try and get through the day, but I know it's not going to be easy.  I'm definitely up for suggestions if you have anything.