Beer. Yes, he always has 1-3 the day before a big run.
The next morning after he caught the bus to the start line, I found a new, open bakery downtown and had myself a cup of the yummiest dark chocolate mocha with a homemade marshmallow. Which I plan to make lots of this winter. I am so glad I brought my knitting, it really calmed my nerves. But mostly I was in awe of the fact that I was alone, in a bakery (I'm a gluten-free girl), knitting, without children, while my husband was running in 36 degree weather in the pouring rain. I don't think I have ever felt such extreme joy and guilt at the same time!
The race started around 8 am, so I found my spot to wait as all the half and then full marathon runners started coming in. Standing for three hours in these conditions was not fun, to say the least, but at least I wasn't running! About two minutes before Kevin finished I was visited by this hummingbird. Right in front of me, hovering in the flowers that were planted along the street. I've never been so close, it was pretty special.
Just as soon as it flew away, my husband was flying in!
As awful as it was to stand freezing and soaking wet for hours, seeing this smile at the end made it all worth it. He really is amazing!!! And inspiring. And so supportive. And I thank God for him everyday!
And now... we have a giveaway WINNER!
First, I want to say a big THANK YOU to Cotton Blossom Farms Fabric for offering such a sweet giveaway!!! If you've fallen in love with these fabrics, you can find the entire collection of Sarah Jane's Children At Play on their website, right now!
Thank You to all of you who entered, I'm so glad you all liked our Giveaway! I know that not winning is not much fun at all -- my apologies for that! So, good news -- I'll be hosting a new giveaway here again this Friday and as often as I can, hopefully each Friday! Be sure stop back. I think it's such a wonderful way to end each week, I hope you think so too!
So without further ado, from 669 entries Mr. Random says our lucky winner is comment #14, Bethany!!! I hope you enjoy your winnings, I can't wait to see what you make! Both Cotton Blossom Farm Fabrics and I will be in touch!
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