Genesis 8:11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf.
The past few days have been absolutely amazing! After what seemed to be the next “Great Flood”, we finally got our basement dried out (though still smelling like mold and must) and started to clean. In the meantime, the weather has been absolutely beautiful and I’ve started to run again. I’ve run for 5 days, each time lacing up my sneakers, pulling my hair back, and getting stronger with each footstep on the pavement.
My runs have been incredible — 3+ miles each time, and I feel strong. Healthy. Ready to do anything.
I’m so glad that I’ve had a great few days to distract me from my mammogram tonight. It’s the first mammogram that I’ve had in over 2 years (couldn’t do one when I was pregnant nor nursing). When I found a lump in my breast, I did have an ultrasound and a fine needle aspiration. However, no mammogram. I’m nervous — optimistically — but nervous nonetheless. I find myself needing to fight the urge to run. To run out of the parking lot, down the street, and far away from the hospital where I need to be in just a few hours. When I lace up my paper thin gown tonight, I’ll dream of lacing my sneakers. I have my Brave Face on, but inside I’m a wreck.
According to the Bible, after the Flood, God sent a rainbow as a promise to humanity to not destroy it ever again.
I’m hoping that some of that great flood promise carries through tonight.
Peace, love, and squished parts,