Saturday, August 14, 2010

8 Years Ago Today, I Became A Mother...

To this beautiful young lady!!

We are in PA for our annual Family Reunion. Here is the conversation that took place between Kaelynn and I this morning.
Kaelynn: (tapping me on the shoulder over and over again) "Mom, wake up, I want to open my presents from Grammy and she said I had to wait for you to get up."
Me: "Give me five minutes Kaelynn."
Kaelynn: "1, 2, 3, 4, 5".
Me: "That was five seconds Kaelynn."

Kaelynn: "I know mom, please get up."
Me: "Okay, I'm up."
We went upstairs and she opened her gifts. She was very excited to get the next volume in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. She also got some money from Grandma Great and a few American Girl books from me (purchased while I was in Chicago for the 1/2 marathon).
Fast forward about three minutes, as she sits at the kitchen table eating breakfast, and she begins yet another conversation with me.
Kaelynn: "Mom, do you run to lose weight or because it is fun"
Me: (Choosing my words wisely) "I run because it is fun."

This picture of us before Kaelynn's first 5k is proof that running is fun!!
See, I have been sick this week and I haven't been able to get out there and run since Tuesday. I really miss it. I miss the FUN!! So, in honor of Kaelynn's birthday, get out there and "run for fun" today. I will be doing my "fun run" tomorrow since today is filled with family reunion fun. I will be running with my brother and I can't wait.
Happy Birthday Kaelynn!! I love you to the moon and back!!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and Kaelynn YOU inspire ME to run for FUN!!


  1. Happy birthday, Kaelynn! Congrats to you for being an inspiration to your daughter...what a gorgeous feeling that must be!

    I hope that you feel better soon, and I'll be sure to put in a few miles for ya' today. :P

  2. Happy birthday, Kaelynn, love the first 5k picture.

  3. I know you are such an inspiration to your daughter! Keep up the good work- MOM work. :)She is a cutie, just like her mamma!