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Favorite Posts: September 2014

Happy fall y’all! It’s hard to believe that September has already come and gone. I spent the first weekend of September in Kentucky celebrating my grandfather’s 90th birthday. It was such a great trip! I also completed weeks 6 through 10 of half marathon training, though I’ve been dealing with a lot of injuries.  Derek finished his family medicine rotation, and he started pediatrics this past week. (Side note: he’s loving pediatrics; perhaps we have a future pediatrician on our hands?) Overall, September was a relatively quiet month for us. It’s a good thing, too, because October is going to be crazy. We’ll be traveling a lot with the half marathon and a few weddings. Anyway, here are my favorite posts from September 2014:

90th Birthday Celebration {Weekend Recap}

Health Equity {Social Justice Issue}

A Swift Kick in the Butt {Fun Friday}

In Case of Accident Bring Cheese and Crackers {Fun Friday}

Never Miss A Chance to Celebrate Life

Never Miss A Chance to Celebrate Life

Instead of sharing a quote, this week I want to share a story from our wedding that continues to inspire me. Hands down, the best part of our wedding was having all of our family and friends in the same room. The amount of love and support we felt that day is something that I will never forget. There were many memorable moments with our guests, but one interaction in particular has stuck with me.

One of Derek’s dad’s friends, we’ll call him Mr. G, traveled from Boca Raton, Florida to Lexington, Kentucky for the wedding. We were pleasantly surprised that he and his wife could make it, given the lengthy trip. When we talked to Mr. G, he gave us the best, most touching advice. Derek and I told him how happy we were that he and Mrs. G made the trip to be a part of our special day. Mr. G then told us that his sister passed away from breast cancer at a young age, and now he never misses an opportunity to celebrate life and love. He was grateful that he could be there to witness that beginning of our marriage.

Our encounter with Mr. G reminds me to appreciate every moment. It reminds me that there will be hard, dark times in my life, but I still need to choose to celebrate life. It reminds me that every day is a gift, but especially those days when we get to celebrate love, friendship, and new life.

 

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