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.