Thursday, December 10, 2009


With all the new events transpiring in the last couple of weeks we decided to go back and take the offer we had previously had on the house. Selling right now and for the price we are letting it go for is not something I planned on but we must make tough decisions with the realities that we are now facing.

We are doing our best to keep our eyes looking forward to exciting new things that will come our way in the future. It is difficult to look back but honestly we are ready for a change of pace. This is not what we planned but we must be thankful for the opportunity to move forward and be thankful for what we have and the ability to build a even happier and healthier home.

Keep us in your thought and prayer for the coming days will be filled with major challenges. We have to be out of the house Dec 17. Finding a place for all our belonging is a challenge on short notice. The kids are excited. Were temporaly moving in with Grandpa and Grandma and they ask to go there every night. Be careful what you ask for. Janet and I are doing fine. It really is tough to leave behind our home but it is just a house and we continue to keep perspective on what really matters.

God Bless you all this Christmas season and have a happy New Year.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Training continues to be on the back burner. We listed the house on our own a couple of weeks ago and actually had it sold but the deal fell thru just recently. It is a challenge representing yourself on the home you built with your own hands. We know that selling is the best thing for our "family finances" so it is easy to let it go for those reasons. Still hard when you consider the times spent. Many of my greatest memories of this house/place was having Adam as a neighbor. Those days seem fresh in my mind but the realities of life present a different reality. It will be good to "turn that page," the way things are now.

Another challenge life has presented me with today is the need to find a different job ASAP. The place I have been for the past eight years would like to take a immediate change of course with me.
It is difficult to negotiate terms when the other sides only reaction is "I just cant" with no other reasons given. Not too much you can do when it has nothing to do with you. If that dose not make any sense then you are beginning to get the picture.
So perspective......I can't tell you how frustrating it is to be in this position but perspective says "everybody is healthy." I reflect on perspective often, I believe it is one of the ways the Holy Spirit communicates with us. I am so thankful for that gift we all have. It is at times difficult to clear the clutter for find it but it is a refuge when you find it.
Days, months down the road we will look back and be thankful for this change in direction. All ready so many have come to aid our situation. What a blessing it is to have such great friends. We are so blessed.
Good luck to all those looking for jobs or just at a crossroad in you life. Find "perspective" and never let a negative thought enter your situation or mind. One of the most valuable things endurance sports have taught me is that an ounce of negativity makes the finish line "feel" further away. I have seen many not finish because of negativity. Don't let that be you. Choose to be BETTER. Choose to trust and use the abilities you have reach your goal.
So now I'm training for a new race...a new job. Very exciting....great things are happening. Great things will happen!