Mama Monday, My Peace

While all the horrifying events in Boston were unfolding, this is what I was watching.

This was my peace today.

I woke up this morning and took the girls running so we could be home and watch the Boston Marathon. They rode in the stroller, in their pajamas, and ate muffins while I ran.

My heart was joyful. It was a wonderful way to start the day.

It didn’t end that way.

There’s a song that’s a favorite of mine at the moment; it’s called “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman. One verse always makes me cry.

“The sun comes up
Its a new day dawning
Its time to sing your song again
What ever may pass and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes.”

I don’t understand what happened today. Who could even pretend to understand something like this? As a runner, I take it personally. My peace, my hobby, something I share with my girls and my husband, something that I feel identifies me, has been shaken by terror today. I want to ask why and wait for answers that won’t come.

“Bless the lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship his holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I worship your holy name.”

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3 Responses to Mama Monday, My Peace

  1. Faith says:

    You were one of the people I thought of when I heard the news. People all around me are pursuing running goals big and small. And some senseless, cowardly act targets people accomplishing these harmless and yet awe-inspiring goals, targets those cheering on the sidelines. Just so meaningless.

  2. Gigi says:

    i too thought of you kati and josh and the girls…God help us all

  3. Linda says:

    I also thought of y’all when this happened.
    It is important to keep in perspective that there are, unfortunately, people in this world that have evil in their hearts. If you change any of your life based upon their evil, they have won.

    John 14:1 — Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

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