Challenge Walk MS Update – Lifetime


My opening salvo


I’m excited to announce that I will be participating in the MS 50 Mile Challenge Walk in St. Louis 31 May – 2 June.  I’ve decided to do this in honor of my friend Jen Mason, who I’ve known for almost 7 years and who also has Multiple Sclerosis.

Jen was one of the first people I met when my family moved to Belleville, Il and we have been friends ever since.  There are people who come into your life for a reason, season or a lifetime.  Jen is definitely a lifetime.  Notice I didn’t say lifetime friend, just lifetime.  That’s what she is, a lifetime.  A lifetime of happiness, love, courage and strength.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without a smile on her face.  We could have a conversation and not see each other for months and when we saw each other again it was like we never parted.


What she doesn’t realize is I think about her often, (not creepy often, Jen – lol).  I think about her sickness, her strength, and her trials her sickness brings.  How does she feel today?  Is her medicine working?  Does she have fear?  Where does she get her strength?  I like to think about it.  It makes me appreciate what I have; it makes me humble.


It makes me happy to see that strength.  Such kindness, such love, such grace.  I am blessed, for a lifetime.

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