One of the many things I thought about while on vacation at the Outer Banks was about making memories with my little people. I don’t want this summer to fly by and to ask myself what we did? I want to be able to list fun memories we made and silly things we did together. I want to make this summer count and not just when it comes to running.
Yesterday I was reminded just how short and sweet life can be and how I truly need to remember to MAKE IT COUNT when it comes to my little people. They matter most to me.
I love PR’s, I love running, but I love them more.
While at the water fountains splashing around I got talking to a mom. I’m not usually the one who talks to other moms, I’m typically shy when it comes to things like that.
This mom asked me how life was like as a mom of three. I rattled off how hard it was – crazy – exciting – overwhelming. I focused mostly on the overwhelmed part because that’s how I have felt lately. I asked her if she was planning on trying for a third. She remarked that she wasn’t sure – she had a third and he had died.
TON OF BRICKS SLAMS INTO MY HEART.
I started to cry and had to turn away for a moment. I had no words and had to apologize for crying. She was incredibly nice and said that it was good for her to talk about him.
Turns out she is a runner, she started running to cope with her loss. I loved talking to her and only wished I had asked for her email or something so we could hang out.
What the whole conversation left me with was that YES it’s ok to be overwhelmed but that I also need to constantly remember that I am blessed and that no matter how overwhelming life gets that these times with my little people are fleeting. It feels like I just found out I was pregnant with my first and that was over 6 years ago. Time truly does fly.
6 triple stroller miles with my little people yesterday. Chloe read to us almost the whole time! 109 lbs of little people.
5 triple stroller miles this morning. A little hot but I’m glad I got out there and glad I had them as company.
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