This weekend we four suited up for a cause. We participated in the Second Wind Fund Walk/Run/Ride to benefit suicide prevention. We ralked (wan?) in memory of a family member and of my husband’s student.
(Should anyone want to retro-sponsor us, here is where you’d do so.)
I’ve had some dark times. In the past I’ve considered a permanent solution to what seemed to be a permanent problem.
But here I was on this beautiful end-of-summer day. Walking with the children I feared I’d never have. In tandem with a man I thought I might never meet. Using my very capable body to do all that I do, the same body that for years I acknowledged only its betrayal.
I texted our accomplishment to my parents and sisters, whose love for me during my entire life has been as firm as the earth and as infinite as the heavens. Roger, Tessa, Reed and I munched on delicious homemade goodies at the finish line and enjoyed people-watching, dogs, magicians, Clifford.
And I wrote this blog post in my head for you, my friends who share a passion for reading and writing and living.
Walking, loving, creating, eating, moving, connecting, breathing. Being alive is just so exquisitely perfect.
You know that dilemma that writers have? The one about being able to share their stories without revealing too much about other people’s stories?
I may or may not have experienced an additional perfect moment here.
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