23 August 2011

For Betterment


This past Sunday was an exciting one.
Keith competed in his first Triathlon.

He swam, he biked, he ran.
I didn't get photos of the swimming as the arena
was slammed with people,
but once he began the bike leg of the competition
the camera was out and shutter snapping.


{{He tends to look a little angry when he's focused.}}
















I got teary when he came down the final stretch,
stopped to grab The Monkey,
and ran with him across the finish line.








I don't really have the words to explain
why this whole thing got to me so much.
How proud I was,
how inspired.
How much better I feel about the state of my marriage
and family than I did just three short months ago.

I've already shared with you the ways in which
I needed to make changes to and for myself.
And I am.
He's doing the same.
It's like we're getting all our *&$% together,
for ourselves and each other--
and it feels really, really good.

So.
Just thought I'd let you know.

Happy in NC,
JJ



16 comments:

  1. beautiful
    perfect
    real

    all the things I love about you

    love and light....and blessings

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  2. This post warmed my heart, it gladdens me.

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  3. Yay ~ and my you have to be VERY FIT to do those!!! ♥

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  4. Yay for getting $#*@ together - feeling that very much lately, and it feels good :-)

    Congrats to Keith, that is something to be PROUD of, and for you to feel proud of him for! He must have trained for quite a while for something like that? It is inspiring!

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  5. Touching and inspiring post. Congrats to your man! You have a beautiful family.

    Peace,
    Michelle

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  6. You got me all teary-eyed with the love pouring out of the screen!!! So happy for you to have your marriage mojo back...I can feel the LOVE!!

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  7. Can't tell you how amazing this is... for all the reasons you speak of. xo

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  8. Jess...I'm so glad to hear of the renewal of joy and love in your life....as the Buddhist's say without suffering there is no enlightenment....something I've learned all too well. ❤

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  9. Teary eyes here too. I'm so glad that you are both in a good space, making changes for the better.

    Keep moving forwards, my friend...

    -xxx-

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  10. That just merits a big hug. You know, if we were within hugging distance. That deserves a happy hug for sure.

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  11. Teary and HAPPY for you. My heart is full for you.

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  12. Thank you everyone. Hugs all around. :)

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  13. Awesome!! But you do know you're married to a mad man, right? A triathlon?? Only mad men and women do triathlons.

    No wait.... I could probably do a triathlon too.... if we change the activities a tad to ... let's say... ummm... Eating, Sleeping and Snoozing. THEN I'm in. :D

    And YAY for getting it together. That is an awesome feeling.

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  14. Lady Love, I salute you both, with a glass of milk.

    Love,
    A

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  15. i am so happy for you in so many ways. the love looks so good on all of you. xoxow.

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