Category Being a Mommy

You Have to Train Before You Run the Race

I named my blog “Running the Race” in tribute to a favorite Bible verse from the book of Hebrews (ch. 12, v. 1) and also in reference to a lifelong love of running. Literally speaking, running–and with long distances especially–many miles and hours go into building up endurance, power, and speed.  This is called “training”, […]

True Friends

Observing my children with their friends and also considering the friends in my life, I’m wanting to express thankfulness to those who are true friends! True friends Listen as much as they speak Encourage when we are weak True friends Laugh with us till we cry Encourage when life is one long sigh True friends […]

A Few Thoughts on Handling the Unexpected…

This morning was the first day all week that Little A and I didn’t have an errand to run or something specific on the schedule.  I told her about our lack of plans last night, and she immediately asked with a big, excited grin if we could go to a local indoor bouncy play area. […]

Awake and Listening

There are so many things swirling and storming in my mind and heart, it would be impractical to try to put them into one post.  If I don’t write some of it down, though, I feel as though it will all burst out with no rhyme or reason.  If you’ve read any of my other […]

Another Find in the Backpack

Every night, I go through L’s backpack to sign his planner for the next day and see if there are any important papers to read from his teacher.  I know that the students have been working on writing stories, and L has told me excitedly a few times about his story: its length, the dialogue, […]

A New Chapter?

I sent an e-mail tonight.  Why would that warrant a new blog post, you wonder?  I sent the e-mail to a local music instructor, expressing our interest in getting L. and A. into violin lessons! L. has been taking piano lessons through school for a year, but has also been asking about learning the violin […]

Reposting from my own archives: When Luke Raised His Hand

The post that follows is something I wrote a few years ago, as I was remembering the events in our family in December of 2008.  Luke was three and a half, and we didn’t know we were going to have Anna yet!  I’ve edited it a bit so it makes more sense in the details, but […]

Well Said, Little A.!

I want to write this down somewhere before I forget.  I also want to share this as encouragement that the good things our kids hear from us, really do sink in and can resurface at unexpected moments! After bringing L. to the door of school, A. and I sat and “played” in the car as […]

It’s Just Allergies…

I’ve spent the past day or so trying to convince V. and myself that my endless sniffles and sneezes are in fact “just allergies”.  It’s become a joke by now, and everyone knows that Mommy is indeed under the weather.  I’m breaking some kind of mommy rule, I know, but here I am with my […]

Shadows

I’m on a roll with including pictures tonight, and this one has been on my mind to share.  My two little ones and I were out on a short walk one evening after dinner.  We stayed close to home in hopes of seeing V. on his way into the cul-de-sac and garage after his work […]