Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Running and my friend Katie

Eventually we are going to get a website just for our running journey, but until we get our act together, I'm just going to blog here.

'Want to run a marathon for a good cause?'

who sends you texts like that?

My beautiful friend Katie.  That's who.

Katie is one of those people  that you think, 'she has GOT to be too good to be true'.  And she is.  I'll tell you the truth, I'd do anything with or for Katie.  Last year, I probably would have sold my house to go to Africa if she told me she needed me there.  That's the truth.  You might think its crazy but its true.  Instead all I had to do was figure out (with Delta and KLM) about some crazy transfer of tickets and pray for negative HIV tests :)  Thankful for that (and I am sure she is too, because we'd be living with her!!).

I know I mentioned it before but we are raising money for clean water for Africans.  There are many causes out there that are important.  This is just one that we will be supporting. 

Do you think its inspiring?  Do you wish you could do something?

You can.

You can pray for the Africans who will be getting the water.  You can pray for Katie and I so that we don't have any injuries.  You can come cheer us on as we run races (10Ks, 10miles, half marathons).  And....You can donate your money.  I'm not asking for a lot from you.  Little things can make a big difference.  Instead of your Starbucks for the week, do you think you could sacrifice $5?  I'll be holding a fundraiser (penny for each ounce of water I drink for a month), I'll be selling candy bars, maybe cookies, who knows... the possibilities are endless, you can donate a dollar for each mile we run in the marathon (that's $26.20).

Yesterday I half heard on the news that the city of Chelsea was having some water issues, and that people would not be able to have water and that there was a frenzy about bottled water. I can't help it, I thought 'really? a frenzy?'.  I don't mean to imply that I wouldn't be a crab monster if I didn't have water, I just thought 'its temporary, what about people who it is a permanent thing for them?'  That's why I'm running.

Last night, I was listening to Brooke Fraser yesterday and I hard this one part in a song 'now that I have seen?'  How true is that? Now that I seen the realities of others, how can I not do something?  Something.  Anything.  Right now, that looks like running.  Running for water.

1 Peter 1:8  8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 

1 comment:

Trish said...

Love your spirit Margie...remind me and I will sign up to support your run!
Gerti is gorgeous...God is sooo good!
Merry Christmas!
aunt pat