Tuesday, July 26

My Summer in Pictures (the good and bad version)

The results of a bad fall during a run. The knee wound ended up
infected and I've been unable to run for 2 weeks now.
This is how Shadow feels about not getting to run
This was the simitruck we hydroplaned into
on our way to Virginia for vacation
Thank God no one was hurt but the van was a total loss
Getting ready to go sailing in Virginia

On the America Rover
Kind of describes my summer

At the beach in North Carolina
                  My son was accepted to this school!!!
            It will be his first year in school
Having fun crabbing in Chesapeake Va.

We had a fun trip in spite of all the unplanned things that happened

The girl's started riding lessons this summer

This sign made me laugh
 It's been a summer of great testing but one that has been completely covered by His undeserved grace. You know about a year ago I asked God to help me to have better responses during trials, not after its over, when hind-sight is 20/20 as they say. But responding rightly in the middle of the storm. So here I stand in the midst of God answering this prayer and I will tell you it's been a fight...I am fighting because of who He is. I know God has a perfect plan and purpose in all He does and that it is my good and His glory that motivates every action. So I fight to prove...He is trustworthy, He is worth keeping the faith, and I fight to live this moment to all He has given me. In this I find joy, strength and peace. I look forward with eyes of faith to what He has in store.

I hope to get back soon to blogging regularly and back to half marathon training!! I leave you with this poem:

Before the winds that blow do cease,
Teach me to dwell within Thy calm;
Before the pain has passed in peace,
Give me, my God to sing a psalm,
Let me not lose the chance to prove,
The fullness of enabling love,
Oh love of God do this for me,
Maintain a constant victory!