Every year for the last 3 years our church has helped put on a 5k run to raise money for orphans around the world. Anna decided all on her own that she wanted to run in what is called the "Fun Run" - which is a shorter 1 mile run for kids. She raised money and ran on Saturday; she loves people and loves helping out and I am so proud of her wanting to do this all on her own. She raised $240; and then had a blast running what her friends. Benen unofficial ran in the race - anything Anna does he is determined to try (next year I think we will have him raise money too).
Matt took a conceal and carry class this weekend and he rocks for actually doing something that he enjoys and for trying new things. He also rocks because when they were practicing scenarios he just pictured the victim as Anna and knew he had to make every shout count and according the to instructor he did a good job - he is a wonderful protective father.
It is Thankful Thursday and I have internet to actually write a post. Speaking of no internet that is what I am thankful for. We did not have internet for a few weeks and while it was challenging at the same time it should me how much time I actually spend just vegging out on the computer. I num myself by just sitting and staring. So I am thankful for the chance to see were I choose to num myself and not deal with life. I want to deal with and experience everything God has for me each day. I am thankful for a chance to do that today.