Friday, March 12, 2010

Finishing the Race

Quite a few years ago Stewart and I ran a 5k. It was kinda pathetic because I hadn't trained at all and if you know me you know I'm not a natural runner. Anyway, we were near the end of the race and the finish line was in sight and Stewart told me that we needed to sprint. I couldn't sprint! I could barely keep shuffling. Stewart told me that there is always energy to run because it's anaerobic or something else that I didn't understand. I just remember that it seemed impossible to run faster than I was running. I think I managed to run a little faster the last 100 yards or so.

Fast forward to now and I feel like I'm nearing the end of a race and I have to sprint to the end. I still feel like it's impossible and I can't do it anymore!

I know that people go through things that are hard and they realize that they are stronger than they thought. After going through this deployment I have realized that I'm not as strong as I thought. I'm so glad that it's almost over and I will have my husband back where he belongs.

I think that with support even the weak can be as strong as they NEED to be. I'm thankful for the support that I have had while he's been gone from family and friends.

But most of all I'm thankful for him:


Scar Belly said...

You are stronger than you think - just from seeing how other Soldiers have had so many problems to deal with at home, I am glad that I have had a strong, supportive, and independent wife at home who was able to hold down the fort at home so I could keep my focus in Afghanistan where it belonged.

I love you so much!

Tammy said...

This is a great post. Thanks for being so strong and thanks to your husband for being strong too.

Raina said...

I love this post. You are so strong! I can't imagine how hard it must be... but you are obviously strong! Keep it up!!!