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Tag: Disappointment


Dealing with Disappointment

I should have crossed the finish line to my first half marathon a month ago.  I should have felt the weighted medal around my neck signifying a giant goal met.  Prior to April of 2013, with perhaps the exception of having been chased by a dog, I was never a runner.  It was in March that one of my best friends asked me to run a half-marathon.  He knew I loved a good challenge and thought this would be a good fit for me.  I looked critically at whether this was the right time for me and at my intentions
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Being Real

It finally happened.  A couple of days after Christmas my Anna caught on.  While sitting in her bed with tears in her eyes, she asked me the question parents dread, “Santa isn’t real, is he?”  I took a deep breath and replied “No, he isn’t.”  And just like that, the magic disappeared.  I am writing about it now, just days before Easter, because this will be the first Easter that my eldest daughter will no longer believe that the Easter Bunny came in the night and hid brightly colored eggs in the yard and left sweet treats in her Easter
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