Sometimes I wonder if I was crazy to do commit to the Avon Walk.

Four kids who demand my time 24/7. My own writing and job hunting. A husband who wished I would look his way now and then. Who has time to fundraise for a cause, let alone train for a marathon? Last week I did 17 miles. It’s Friday, but already I’ve clocked 18 miles. I hope to sneak in a few more over the weekend. The time commitment is the toughest for me. If I could show up and walk, wear a pink hat and some ribbons, I’d be great.

But the pre-Walk commitment is more challenging than I thought. Michelle has surpassed my fundraising already…I expected that. After all, she knows more people than I do! But still, I am worried that I’m only at 10 percent of my goal. Will I make my numbers, walking or money? Only time will tell.

I hope visitors in A Mom’s World will consider checking out this worthy cause.  No one has extra money these days.  But, I always remind myself, cancer doesn’t notice if there’s a recession or not.

My mammogram is in a few weeks.  I am so lucky I am not walking entirely for myself.


One thought on “Yikes!

  1. The cause you are training for is a wonderful thing. Yes it takes time and commitment but your not alone. I remember all too well how I thought I was alone on my journey when I read the following:
    Footprints in the Sand

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

    In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

    This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

    “You promised me Lord,
    that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

    The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

    I hope this helps you to know that your not alone.

    High Watch Harry


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