April 15, 2013

Rainbow Umbrella

I tried to go walk three times today.  Each time, it was raining.  The first trip, I got to try with my nephew until it rained too much for him.  The second one included a brief bought of hail which was all kinds of fun and exciting.  The last time I tried, I was smart enough to grab an umbrella.  That did the trick.  I managed to make my 10K today, rain and hail and all.  On my way back to the house, I noticed that the umbrella I happened to grab was my mom's rainbow umbrella.  It made me start to think about the story of Noah and the arc and how God set a rainbow up in the sky as a sign of a covenant between God and humanity.  This actually helped me for some reason.  I got about halfway to my goal today and wanted to quit again; cold, rain, and exhaustion does not make for a pleasant experience.  Yet when I saw the umbrella, it just made everything better.  Sometimes we just need physical reminders of things we should be remembering and thinking about.

Today, I couldn't focus on the rosary.  I kept thinking of some hymns as I walked though and eventually started to sing them until the cold sucked the joy out of me.  I should get a hymnal to learn more songs one of these days so I can sing praises along with praying.

UPDATE:  The end of the week means we total our step count.  As of Sunday, I am officially over 75,000 steps!  I'm doing better than I thought I would have at the onset.  Woo!

1 comment:

  1. I knew it was cold out when I asked John if it was cold and he said "a little bit". It was freezing. There was rain on the ground.