On Sunday 10/11/2015 I'll be running (more like jogging really slow) my first 1/2 marathon. Ive been training for the last 16 weeks, it has not been easy.
This past January 18th, my daughter Amelia Grace pasted away from heart failure, due to complications from a metobolic desease. She was 9th in the world to be diagnost with Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase 9 deficiency and was like no other patient. The doctors told us Amelia would never thrive, never progress and most likely would always be sleeping or in a state of unconsiousness. Wow, were they wrong. She surpassed ALL expectations and was a shining light in our lives. Through her life God showed me how to have complete joy in Him through the many storms of unhappieness. He showed me that HIS will, not mine. And that we are all capable of so much more! We barried our sweet little Birdie on her 2nd birthday, 01/26/2015.
Why am I running? I decided to challenge myself in something I thought I could never do. I am running for those that cant. I am running for my sweet girl who never took a step. For my cousin's son Leo, who is battling Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease and so many others who are hurting.
I am completely grateful for training with the most amazing people God has placed in my life. I have witnessed Jesus through this team over the last 16 weeks. I am thankful for all the love and support that surrounds us. I am proud to say, I am a Cottonwood Runner.
#CottonwoodRunners #RunForTheHurting #FullyAlive #imprayingforamelia
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