Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sweet Place of Breakthrough

For the blog hop this week, one of the choices was to share a personal victory you have experienced in the past.  Well, this past week, I have experienced the sweet place of breakthrough not once, but twice.  Hallelujah!  Interestingly enough, the Lord is supporting me in this battle by using people around me.

Let me preface this first account by telling you that my ten-year-old son, Jaden, and I have signed up for our very first 5K.  I must say that he is extremely motivating to have as a running partner.  I'll also be honest and let you know that he has his work cut out for him...I'm no runner! :-)  But this week, he blew me away.

You see, we were running past a house that had a very large dog that was unattended who obviously wanted a piece of our even larger lab/golden retriever mix who runs with us.  Si (our dog) wasn't going to let that dog get anywhere near his "boy".  Unfortunately, Jaden had Si's leash and when he took off, he took Jaden with him.  But my little guy never once let go of that leash as he was pulled across the road until I was able to get to him.  He bravely got up, fought back the tears, and told me he would like to go back to the house while I finished the run.  "No problem," I told him and when we reached the next road, I turned to finish the run as he headed home.

I got to the end of that road and turned around, feeling myself losing steam.  I wanted to stop running...I was starting to hurt.  But as I looked off to the end of the road, I could see a small figure running toward me.  It was Jaden and Si.  I could feel the stinging in my eyes.  When I finally reached them, Jaden said, "Mom, I told you that I would support you in this, so I just had to come back."  So, I kept running.  God is good!

Later in the week, I arrived home from work in an unpleasant mood.  It had been a rough and stressful day and my plate was so full of things that needed to be accomplished that I was starting to feel like I was drowning.  Then my husband got home and took Jaden to gymnastics and picked up a healthy dinner on the way home so that I would have time to get in my workout.  It may not seem like much, but it was a HUGE deal to me.  And as soon as the workout was complete, my mood had completely changed.  Praise the Lord!

These are my personal victories.  I wanted to give up, but the Lord gave me what I needed to keep going.  It would have been easy to throw in the towel and not work out on the bad day I had, but God provided a way for me to keep up this fight.  #Determination!

13 comments:

passagethroughgrace said...

You motivate me with your words! I'll keep praying that God is leading you and running along side you in this journey. Blessings, Mary!

A Well Watered Garden said...

Your blog design is awesome! Thanks for sharing your victory and good luck on your 5K. May God bless you

Stacy said...

Amen! I really love the story with your son. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your training and your 5K. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

heathernkight said...

Your son's support of you brought tears to my eyes! What a beautiful act of love! And yes, it really is the little things (like hubby helping out!) that can make our journey so much better! Praise God for the victory He brought to your life this week! Thank you for sharing, and keep trusting Him! :)

Sarah Dusenberry said...

What a sweet boy you have! I, too, wanted to give up this week. I did kind of give up in a way, but God gave me what I needed through a friend and I am refreshed and ready to do this! I love this post. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cindy said...

I love when parents encourage their children to exercise - and I love that your son is motivating you, too! Exercise always lifts my spirits. Keep up your hard work!

Cindy
http://www.welltrainedmama.com

Michelle C. said...

Thanks for sharing those stories. It really is the little things sometimes that get us through those days. Sounds like you have a boy with a big heart who loves his momma.

Kim Frank Abbott said...

What a blessing you have in your son! Him coming back to support you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing!!

Miriam Lind said...

I love this story. Your son sounds really sweet. Must have a good momma! Let's keep each other encouraged on this journey. With Christ, WE CAN DO IT!! Miriam at http://cravingsconfidential.blogspot.com.

bearcreeknana said...

Jaden is such a sweet little guy, and I'm not surprised at his actions to help you. Keep up the good work and you will do well with the 5K. I am encouraged by your leap of faith in this venture since the beginning of your journey. I am so proud of you!

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