It was the perfect overcast day for me to practice my photography. It just happened to be A's birthday, so even better! I would actually have an up- to- date photo documenting it. I called up my sweet friend and invited her to join us out at Tule Springs park. I was SO sad once we arrived and saw all the tents and supplies still ALL over the park from a previous event they held out there. I had already envisioned all the photos I wanted to take, and ALL that junk + the take down crew were in my way! Seriously! As we ventured further into the park and around the pond, I found some new visions. I thought to myself, Eureka! lol Don't worry, that was short lived. Neither of my children were in the mood for pictures. They wanted to just "hang" with their friends. Oh well, at least I had good company to hang with too. I did get a few shots. I LOVE this one. Even though you can't see their adorable faces, I caught "their" moment. I'm pretty sure they are secretly IN LOVE.
I decided to catch up on my blog reading today. I'm so glad I did because I was able to read this message from Kristin Armstrong's Blog (she received this enlightenment from a yoga instructor after a 20 mile run preparing for "The Boston") -
"It's time to start listening to your heart. Most of the time we listen to our heads. That's where all the noise and chatter reside. The heart speaks in a quiet whisper, yet it says the things we most need to hear. It's time to start getting quiet, and practice listening for the still, small voice of the heart. What is your heart saying to you?"
My heart tells me I can run, its always my head that messes me up. I needed this today. Ever since the Pancreatic Cancer 5k run for my mom I have been on a running hiatus. I'm sure its where I'm at in this whole dang grieving process. It totally stinks to have to grieve when she is still here, especially when you find yourself conquering some of those levels of grief, just to realize when she is gone you will be going through them all again. Running has been the best medicine for me, hence why I need to get back at it! So here I come open roads, or treadmill! lol Turning off my head and just listening to the HEART today, along with praying that mom will be ok at chemo today. Chemo weeks are such a love/hate thing with me.