Thursday, March 10, 2011

No news is good news?

This week has flown by in the Erwin household!  I haven't had a chance to get online much at all, and rather miss my daily encouragements from online friends.  I haven't devoted near enough time in my devotions either this week, and I am feeling it.  My heart has been aching a lot lately.

Some things that have consumed us this week are:

1.  Work and normal life.  Nothing exciting has happened; and certainly nothing blog worthy to report, so the rest of this is about to be a bit boring. :)

2.  Our poor dog, Rusty, had to have surgery on his leg to remove a tumor.  He has to wear one of those awful "Elizabethan collars" and be isolated from his "brother", our other dog Luke.  (Well, he doesn't have to be isolated from Luke, but he can't play or rough house at all, and that is just what they do.)  Both dogs are very unhappy.  This will be a long 10 days.  I am extremely sensitive about our fur babies, so Rusty being in pain has made me really sad.  This, on top of a mysteriously sick cat who has been sick for two days, is really odd for our family.  Seriously, our animals are always healthy!

3.  My running has been slower this week than most.  I have only ran several 4 mile runs, and completely took tonight off.  I need to save up my energy for...  

4.  RUNNING THIS SATURDAY!  :)  I am SUPER excited about the fact that I am going to be running in memory of Landry James (and of course our precious Holden) in two days!  Many friends (even my sister!!) and I will be driving to Temple tomorrow and running in a 10K race to raise funds for the Scott & White NICU and the Children's Miracle Network.  I have been looking forward to this for weeks, and it's finally here!  Chet was supposed to be running too, but he will be staying home on "dog recovering from surgery" duty.  I am really going to miss him for my first ever official run, but I am so glad he cares as much as he does for our fur babies.  My goal is to raise $828 dollars, as "8/28" will always be the most special number to me.

5.  Well I guess this means I need to finish packing since I am leaving right after work tomorrow.

Thank you all for your love, prayers and support.  It always helps me smile each day.  I have the most encouraging friends ever, and it is a big reason as to why I have kept up the running.

I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.  Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  1 Corinthians 9:23-25


  1. What time is the run on Saturday? I want to make sure I'm setting my alarm so that I send you guys good luck thoughts!! Send pics!!! Hope your cute little puppies feel better soon...

  2. I hope you have a really cathartic run/experience!!! I will be thinking of y'all tomorrow morning. I would love to be there to honor Landry and all of our blessed babies!!!! Take care....

  3. Sarah!
    I just want to say good luck today!!! :) You will do awesome! Above all, enjoy it! :) Thinking of you!