Ten years ago, my first husband James was diagnosed with brain cancer and died one month later. Our daughters were 3 years and 10 months old. This experience flipped my life upside down but I used it to my advantage and learned to live life with little to no stress, to be positive and best of all, to be the best mother to my girls.
In April of 2011, I began to date a friend from elementary school who I reconnected with thanks to Facebook. I first met Fred in kindergarten and lost touch with him after he moved away in the fourth grade. He was one if those kids you remembered. Well, who could forget a mischievous boy with glasses, a patch over one eye and a bowl cut? ;) Four months after we started dating, we were married. Crazy, right? LOL All I can say is that I’ve been very lucky in love…twice :)
My journey through grief led me to discover a love of running, a new me and a new life with my daughters, my darling new husband and our three toddlers (2 cats and 1 dog :) I completed a running goal for 2012- to run 720 miles. As of November 17, 2012 I completed the goal- 6 weeks early! Ran a total of 740, I had expected to get in an additional 90 miles but thanks to what I thought was a lovely, lengthy bout of viral bronchitis, that dream was stunted.
Bronchitis is was not, stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma it was. Apparently, this is my next challenge!
I encourage my readers and anyone who will listen to embrace life, leave behind the little negativities and to find your fitness. Life IS short but it can be AWESOME! So get out there and enjoy this crazy thing called life! :)