Thursday, March 12, 2009

Escape from Alcatraz

Now that I've got your attention with my catchy title, I just wanted to give a shout out to some friends who have been fighting a really difficult battle this past year. You can go to to read more about it--they really are amazing.

BUT, the father of this family, my friend Aaron, has been accepted to compete in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon this year, which is a huge dream come true for him. With the medical bills and the time of life they are in (starving students!), the competition will be impossible for him without some financial help. I can help. Maybe you can, too.

Follow this link for more information if you're interested.
I'm not much of a fund-raiser, and I don't normally do things like this, but he's a friend and it's for a good cause. Plus this post lets you all know that I'm still here and I haven't given up. :-)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Sometimes I look at the world around me and see the horrible things that are happening to other people, and I feel extremely guilty for EVER complaining about anything. My life is not that hard.

Having said that, I have to confess that sometimes my burdens get so heavy that my eyes start to water and my nose starts to run, and I use piles of tissues trying to keep from flooding the general area. Today my burdens are so heavy. Can't I find some way to put them down?

You know when you're exercising and your muscles start to burn, but you keep going because it's good for you? And you keep going until the burn is so bad that you can't do it anymore? That's when you stop and walk for a minute and just breathe. The burn goes away and you can start again. I feel like I need to stop and breathe, but when I try to, it just hurts more. I don't see a way that this burn will ever stop.

I have heartache today. It may last forever.