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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hello again ....

I know that it has been such a long time since everyone has heard from me.  Before, I go any further I want to thank every single one of you that has come by for a visit during my absence of the past few months.

It has been a long road forward for me, and at the same time such a blessed one as well.  I have learned so much since June.  I have learned to have patience with myself.  I learned about limitations.  I learned about believing anything is possible.  I learned how lucky I really am.  I learned to appreciate each and every single moment.  And, I learned that the "moments" are just as important as the "days".  But, most important ... I learned about me!!!!

Yet, in all my moments, that turned into days which finally ended up totaling in months ... I have missed all of you.  There were so many days when I wanted to just come and talk.  Yet, I believed in my heart this wasn't really the place for me to burden my friends.  And, all of you ... are just that.  You are my dear friends.   I have valued your continued support.

I decided that it was important that the next time "I CAME FOR A VISIT", it would be to bring again a free wordart.  And, that day has FINALLY arrived.

So, welcome back ....
My freebie for today:
 
 You can download this at:
 
There is a story behind this wordart because about two months I set a goal for myself to accomplish on my 64th birthday, September 7, 2013. 

And, that was run in a 5K relay!!!
It is and was  my way of thanking my incredible and supportive family and God. 

Now, I have always, always been the spectator when it comes to running.  Running was for other people ... like my daughter, Angie.  The thought of just running ... that was plain tiring.  And, I wasn't the one doing it.  You see, I believed in WATCHING only.  Yet, one night ... COMPLETELY LOST IN MY BRAIN ... the thought came and I knew that I wanted to do it. 
 
Yes, I wanted this .... but I wondered if I could?  This was an "impossible achievable" dream and I went after it.  I started by walking 30 minutes, then 45 minutes and then one hour.  And, when the day finally arrived ... I was scared out of my mind!!!!  I even thought I was going to "throw up" before I even got started.  And, I just prayed .... I knew I'd prepared myself to the best of my ability.  I just really, really wanted to DO THIS!!!  I had to BELIEVE upset stomach and all that
 
I COULD DO IT!!!!!
 
Here is me at the finish line:
  
 
And, last but least I must share with all of you.
This is from the Cedar River Valley Association
Marion, Iowa
 
I just had to share with everyone. I got an email today from Aaron T. telling me I was featured on their site about the Swamp Fox Festival 5K. 
 
Their Comment: 
 
"AWESOME story about this runner. Her name is Sue B. If I heard her right through the joy and tears, she is recovering from a stroke. THIS is what a champion LOOKS like". 
 
What a unexpected surprise and added memory for my first 5K
that I got yesterday, September 9th .
 
So, you see my free wordart is dedicated to everyone's IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS because I am proof that they can come true.  I want everyone to know and realize that I believe with all my heart that anything is possible, no matter what obstacles may come your way.
 
So, happy .......
 
Love, Sue

11 comments:

Mickymunchkin's little space said...

oh wow! so proud of you! and so good to hear from you again! you rock :) !
hugs,
mickymunchkin

Shel@ShelsCreativeCorner.blogspot.com said...

Awesome AWESOME story- very inspiring- you go girl! Thanks for sharing.
Shel Anderson Winnipeg Manitoba

DeLoris said...

God Bless you Sue! I am sooo proud of what all you have accomplished! You are an inspiration to all of us! Thank you for the wonderful word art!
Big Hugs,
DeLoris

Lisa Lynn said...

Sue, you really are a winner to do such a race. Congrats! Missed you. Glad you have been taking care of yourself.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Woo Hoo! Way to go my dear friend. I always knew you could accomplish anything you set your mind to. I am so VERY PROUD OF YOU--Always! Glad to hear that your health has allowed you the opportunity to accomplish one of your goals and of course, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!

It is so nice to hear your voice again.

Much love,
Lisa

Sarah said...

So happy you accomplished your goal, and yes, anything is possible with God. He is awesome, a Healer, a Friend, He is God. Take care. Sarah

Sarah said...

I am so glad you accomplished your goal and yes, anything is possible with God. He is Awesome, a Healer, a Friend, He is God. Take care. Sarah

Pat said...

Every day I open your site to how you were doing imagine my surprise today to see you here congrats on your 5k and so happy to here that you are feeling so much better I am not great at expressing myself but seeing you today makes me feel so happy I can't wait to see more of your work God bless you

Av said...

Many congratulations and welcome back. We have all missed you.

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you for sharing your inspirational story.
Congratulations on doing the 5k - very well done...

Sue said...

Called by to see how you are and here you are "up and running"! It is just wonderful to see that joy of achievement in that photo. Big Congratulations.