Surprising, because she never once asked to walk. She ran and ran her little 5 year old heart out. Sometimes dragging me along.
Special, because we ran the whole thing up until the very end holding hands.
All I could think while running with this beautiful girl was how blessed I was to call her mine. She is such a smart, strong, beautiful girl that doesn't give up.
Then my mind wondered to a time not even a year ago that I couldn't have done this with her. I couldn't have ran a mile without having a near death experience, HA! Sad, funny and true.
I am so thankful for the changes that have happened to get me to that place, having that moment with our girl. It was awesome!
Before we crossed the finish line, I turned her loose. And watched her go.
So proud of her and her 11:00 mile!
At the end she received a medal. "Mommy, a medal just like yours!" She was SO excited.
I sure do love this sweet girl!