Sunday, February 2, 2014

5 Minute Friday - Hero

Linking up with 5 Minute Friday. Noe edits, no rewrites and love those that came before.

Prompt: HERO....GO..
Hero.  This stumped me for sure.  And I had no plans to write.  Until yesterday.  My race day, 9.3 miles. I did it last year, but this year it was different.  This year my reasons were not the same.  I needed to know if I could.  And so I did.  And they all passed me, all my friends running.  And I was terrified.  I was running alone, but I had to run it my way.  They only way I knew how.  The way I knew would get me to the finish line.  And this year was much harder.  2 bridges felt like impossibilities.  Head down and go and don't you dare stop.  My goal was to finish without stopping. Period.  And I did.  Yes I did.  My exhaustion kicking in we came home to my girls acceptance letter to college.  Her dream made real.  My boys ROTC ball would follow later in the evening.  His dream, becoming a reality each day.  And as I thought about it, all that we have fought through the past two years, my goodness.  He has brought us here.  He is placing us to be ready to take possession of the land He promised.  And it's scary.  And most days I see giants.....but I am taking hold of the vision of the land flowing with milk and honey and grand provision.  Fruits too much for one person to even carry.  He brought us here to this place.  He will see us through to victory.  And so this week, we are my heros. We three that huddled together, head down and just moving over those mountains. Together.  Thankful.
Stop....this took 7 minutes instead of 5.


  1. Hi new friend! Thanks for visiting Redeeming Her.

    Wow from this post it sounds like you have a great testimony to share! I'm so glad to hear of how God cared for you in tougher times and is blessings your family's steps even today. Prayers for courage to go forward! -Rachel

    1. Hi Rachel :) Thank you so much for that!

  2. Your story was touching and profound. A hero is someone who faces those giants and depends on the One who can slay them, to do so. Clearly, you are heroes. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for not giving up. Thank you for your honesty. God Bless You. Visiting from Five Minute Friday.