Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A GIFT from one of my GIFTS

My four children and 3 grandchildren are undoubtedly the biggest gifts my Lord & Savior has given me.  I cherish each and everyone of them with my whole heart.  The thing I find the most captivating is how very different and individual they each are!!!  God, in His wisdom, knew just what children and grandchildren I needed to make my life what He intended, and intends, it to be.

I began walking daily on July 7th and walked each and every day for 65 days until September 9th.  I began by walking .4 mile then increased it little by little until I was walking 1 mile a day and then up to 1.5 miles per day.  It was so hot that I would leave just as the sun rose each morning around 5:55 and watched as the days grew shorter and then I was leaving at 7:05 a.m.

My kids and my husband were all so proud of me doing this.  It was a blessed time for me as I walked and prayed each morning.  I have never been a tennis shoe wearing and so was just walking in a pair of black loafers.

NOW to the title of this post:  One of my GIFTS, daughter Jacque, called to tell me she was so proud of my walking each day and she had bought me a GIFT - a pair of tennis shoes!!!

They fit perfectly and I love them.  I never would have gotten them for myself because I wouldn't have known where to begin, or what to get!!!

Even though I've been unable to walk the last 12 days I truly hope to get back on schedule to walking each and every day and it will be even nicer and easier in this GIFT from my GIFT, Jacque.

Thanks sweetheart - I love you.
I participated in Alphabet in August in the hopes of getting disciplined to blogging each day - well it didn't work :o)  Here it is the 21st and this in only my 5th blog for September and 2 of those were finished up Alphabet!!

A LOT has been going on and I have much to share and will attempt to catch up.
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Sharon said...

What a great gift from your daughter.
You are truly blessed for sure.

Betty said...

I´ve just recently started walking more too. It is going great and it´s even more fun with new shoes. :)
I love how they look and hope they will be comfortable for you.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a thoughtful gift! I sure need to get my tennies out and start walking. I've been sitting too much. Have a great day!

Mari said...

You are blessed by wonderful kids - who are blessed by wonderful parents! the shoes were such a thoughtful gift and you'll really enjoy walking in them!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I think you'll find tennis shoes made a big difference. At least they did for me. Now you've inspired me to get back to my walking. I, too, slacked off with the hot weather.

Brenda said...

That's awesome. Good to have comfortable shoes to walk in. I learned the hard way. Had a pair of those balancing shoes and I couldn't go 3 blocks before I'd have shooting pain up my shins. Oh well, they'll make good campfire shoes! Now I have a pair, after trying on nearly every pair in the store, that is comfortable and not expensive!
Great Gifts you have!

retha said...

Since the op. I have not been able to wear high or higher heels, been living in those too - as we call it- tackies.

Congratulations! What a wonderful thing to be able to experience the day starting like that.

Momma Roar said...

What a wonderful gift and a very thoughtful one too! I am sure you will notice a difference walking in them. Enjoy your next walk! :)

Debra said...

That's a special gift and a good looking pair of shoes. I love to walk but I have not been very consistant with it. Happy travels in your new tennis shoes Susan!