When I was pregnant with Owen, I had this sense of impending doom. I prayed against that feeling quite often, and tried to write it off as hormones.
See, nothing BAD had ever happened in my life up to that point. I felt it was UNFAIR for some people to go through so much and for me to go through so little. I prayed so hard for that baby boy to be healthy and happy and perfect.
And he was.
I had no idea what would happen just sixteen short months later.
My world collapsed when my Mom passed away after a sudden illness. Six weeks from "not feeling well" to funeral.
One year later, my Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
17 months after that, my Dad joined my Mom, and left my sister and I as orphans. Yes, we had our own families by then, but still orphans.
The pain doesn't go away magically over time. Events, dates on the calendar, songs, and stories bring the grief flooding back.
Part of this story is my WHY.
I run to combat genetics.
I focus on nutrition to give my family health.
I advocate for orphans because I am one.
I didn't know that my story would end up this way. I could never have guessed the "doom" that really WOULD come. BUT--I don't have to stay in that dark place.
And neither do YOU.
Yes, YOU. I know you have a story, too. Your story is not mine, but if you have ever been in a dark place, you understand
August 31st I am joining a different kind of challenge group. This group will provide support to break through the darkness and gain clarity through healthy nutrition and fitness. We are going to work on creating a healthy body, mind, and soul.
Are you ready to TRIUMPH over the challenges in your life? Come with me on this journey. Simply fill out the interest form below and I will send you more details.
Wife. Mother. Runner. Coach. Adoption Advocate. I strive to share HOPE through my journey and help others reach their goals.