What a weekend!
We ran the Disney Princess half-marathon last weekend,
which was fun
– as fun as running 13.1 miles can be 🙂
Don’t tell anyone I said this….
but I might actually be willing to do this one again next year if they do it.
When the reason for running is for others & their benefit
it makes it easier to say yes. 🙂
Here are highlights of the weekend:
- being able to raise awareness of human trafficking
- hearing about how God is working in the lives of the girls at Hope House. It was soooo cool to hear about how God is doing wonderful things with the girls, and softening their hearts more quickly than anticipated!
- We also heard that Hope for Freedom has gotten permission from the school district to go into middle schools to raise awareness! They’re already scheduled for one high school. Nathan is praying with his prayer group that Hope for Freedom will be able to get to their middle school! Awesome!
- having dinner with all the girls running the race – being able to connect and share with precious friends and meet new ones!
- seeing other runners from a completely different group with T-Shirts about ending human trafficking! How cool was that?!
- Having our own personal cheerleaders during the race! Connie & Lynn were at every possible cheering spot, and that is NO small feat! We saw them every time! What a boost!! I know the picture is blurry (proof we were running :-)) but the joy on their faces radiates! Like Tim said, this is such a demonstration of encouragement! This was the 1st encouragement stop.
- Great conversation with my roommie – even though we should have stopped talking earlier to get ready for the 3:15am wake up call! But you get 2 gals together with the gift of gab, and…. well you can guess 🙂
- Thinking about training and how that relates to my spiritual walk – but that’s another post 🙂
- Having the perfect encouragement card sent to me with a donation before the race
- Having fun along the way
- Finishing!! (especially after saying I’d never do another half!! :-)) And feeling pretty good about it. Ok, I have to admit, I did throw up just a little bit when I ate too fast after the race. But, seriously, that was just the food going down & coming back up. Michael thought that was the best part of the race though!
It was a fun weekend!
As I looked at my bib, I kept thinking of the girls who are at Hope House right now,
learning that they are indeed Princesses,
that they were created to be Daughters of the King!
I don’t know their names, but I wanted to substitute theirs for mine!!
Thanks to all of you who supported my effort to raise funds for Hope House,
the safe house for the girls
who have been rescued out of human trafficking.
You’re welcome to visit the site and donate still!