Monday, April 15, 2013

Gratituesday-A Friend Saved

This is a post about my gratitude to God

Today was a scary day for me.  My friend Rachel ran in the Boston Marathon and she finished in 3:41:21 - AMAZING!!!!!  This is the finish line the day before the race.  She's a little excited! :)

I'm sure you've heard about what happened today in Boston.  The bombings were horrific.

I signed up to receive text updates on Rachel's progress.  Every 10 km I would get updated on her time and pace.  After the third text, I was anxiously waiting for the final one to come through telling me her finishing time.  I kept thinking about it and wondering if she was ok.  Then, I got the update and was so impressed with her time!  She is in terrific shape and runs speedy fast.

Then, it wasn't until hours after it happened that I heard about the bombings.  I had no idea.  My concerns for Rachel's safety were there before I even knew she was in actual danger.  She crossed the finish line 30 minutes before the first bomb blew.  Not only am I amazed at how fast she runs, but I'm also thankful for it today.  Here she is after the race.

Rachel came to visit me just 3 days ago.  She surprised me by showing up at my house after not seeing her for over 4 months!  She is a very inspiring person in my life.  I'm thankful for her safety, that God protected her, that our visit last week was not the last time I will see her.  I am heartbroken at the loss of those that were killed and those that were injured today.

My friend was saved.  Mother of 4 beautiful children, a wife, sister, daughter, and friend.  I'm grateful to God for all that He has blessed my own life with.  The blessings are countless and continual.  I owe Him so much, yet I know it can never be re-payed.  The best way for me to show my gratitude to God is by the way I live my life.

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  1. Praise God for your friend's safety!

  2. Hey, Stephanie! The Boston tragedy is on many people's minds and in our prayers! So glad your friend is safe and did well in the marathon! I thought the same thing you did...I'm so blessed and grateful to have my family all healthy and doing well!
    In His Love, Ann


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