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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Metaphoric Hurdles

Maybe I've watched to many meets lately.  I just can't help thinking about life being one big hurdle race.  We have times where we are well conditioned and able to easily win the race we are facing.  Then there are times where we finish the race, but are tired.  Other times where we might pull a muscle and limp across the finish line.

Through our marriage we've jumped many hurdles, loss of jobs, post pardom depression, learning a child has a learning disability, bullying, car wrecks, surgeries, and so forth...One thing has remained constant...love.  We have never lost our love for each other.  We have grown stronger as a couple.  We have learned to rely on the strength of God in our lives.  We have learned to trust on a time frame we don't always understand during the "training" but understand at the end "of the race."

So many hurdles are crossed, we have many more to go.  I'm looking forward to doing this together in the love of my best friend...my husband!


  1. How much did Kyle pay you for such sweet comments?? Ok, Just kidding! I'm not married to Kyle but even I know he's a really great guy and you two are perfect for each other. It's so nice to see couples and families go over those hurdles and keep on running...or walking...and sometimes limping, but you guys have managed to raise 2 great kiddos and also have a strong faith in God...good job! I love you both!

  2. From little tiny baby steps to big hurdles, growth is good! Keep your eyes on the prize. :)

  3. Well written post about those hurdles we all face, and how we overcome. Faith, family, commitment, staying the course, not giving up . . . that's how we get through.

    Living this life can be hard, that's for sure. But, I think it's stopping, as you did, and accepting the hurdles for the lessons they are, that help us see the beauty and growth and value of each of those obstacles in our path.

    I don't know how people manage to get over those hurdles without faith!

  4. You are lucky to have each other to jump those hurdles with!