EVERYONE HAS THEIR DEFINING MOMENTS. MOMENTS THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFE THAT DETERMINE WHO THEY ARE, WHO THEY STAND FOR, AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE. FOR ME THERE ARE SEVERAL MOMENTS IN MY LIFE THAT STAND OUT AS DEFINING MOMENTS. HERE ARE A FEW.
#1 WHEN I WAS 12 YEARS OLD I ASKED JESUS INTO MY HEART. FLAT OUT THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION OF MY LIFE. THOUGH I HAVE SINNED THROUGHOUT MY LIFE I ALWAYS KNOW THAT I AM SAVED BY HIS GRACE, ALWAYS FORGIVEN. 
#2 ON JUNE 5TH 2009 ON A BEACH IN DESTIN FLORIDA BRANDON PUT A RING ON MY LEFT HAND AND WE SAID 
"I DO". THAT DAY I BECAME HIS WIFE FOREVER AND ALWAYS: THROUGH SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.
#3 2&1/2 YEARS AGO A NEWBORN BABY GIRL WAS LAID ON MY CHEST AND I BECAME A MOTHER. I WILL FOREVER HOLD THAT TITLE IN MY BABIES EYES. 

I THINK THERE ARE SMALLER DEFINING MOMENTS AS WELL. DAILY CHOICES YOU MAKE THAT DEFINE WHO WE ARE, AND TODAY I HAD ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS. 

I WAS SUPPOSED TO RUN 26.2 MILES TODAY IN DALLAS AT THE  METRO PCS DALLAS MARATHON. I WAS SUPPOSED TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE WITH A NEW PR, RECEIVE A MEDAL, AND FINISHERS SHIRT,  AND EXPERIENCE THE HIGH I ONLY GET FROM CROSSING A FINISH LINE.  I HAD PLAYED THIS DAY OVER IN MY HEAD HUNDREDS OF TIMES WHILE OUT TRAINING, BUT IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. NO RACE, NO MEDAL, NO FINISH LINE. THE RACE WAS CANCELED BECAUSE OF THE SNOW/ICE STORM THAT HIT TEXAS & OKLAHOMA LATE THIS WEEK.

INSTEAD THIS MORNING I WOKE UP WITH MY FAMILY IN THE COMFORT OF OUR WARM HOME. ENJOYED HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES MADE BY THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND MY LITTLE GIRL. 

THEN IT HAPPENED. I DECIDED TO GO ON A RUN. 

A DEFINING MOMENT. 
TODAY I LACED MY SHOES UP AS A RUNNER. I SET OUT FOR 4 SNOWY MILES. IT WAS WINDY, COLD, AND EVERYTHING WAS COVERED IN SNOW. IT WAS PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND EMOTIONAL. IT WASN'T THE 26.2 MILES I HAD IMAGINED FOR SO MANY MONTHS. IT WASN'T THE RUN I THOUGHT I HAD BEEN TRAINING FOR, BUT AS I WAS OUT RUNNING: BREATHING THE COLD AIR IN, WATCHING EVERY STEP CAREFULLY, AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT TODAY SHOULD HAVE BEEN I REALIZED SOMETHING.  

TODAY'S RUN WAS EXACTLY WHAT I HAD BEEN TRAINING FOR ALL ALONG. EXACTLY THE RUN I NEEDED TO CONTINUE ON THIS JOURNEY. 
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. IT MEANS THE WORLD! 
XOXO
 


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Kali
12/09/2013 3:10am

I am in awe, Meg! That takes tough training to be prepared for that weather!

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Bill ford
12/09/2013 5:14am

So sorry about the race (our planned marathon in Memphis also suffered the same fate). Great insight Meg, may this fan the fire rather than rain on the parade...ok, what's next?

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