It amazed me how our actions can affect people we don't even know. Saturday Marathon and I were in the middle of a six mile run when we ran past a park. A woman at the park yelled at Marathon Girl as we ran past: "I see you running all the time! I want you to know you've inspired me to get back into shape!" I asked Marathon Girl who the woman was. Marathon Girl shrugged her shoulders and said, "I have no idea."
Marathon Girl, I, and our boys were filmed for a public service announcement for the United Way over the weekend. I don't know if they'll use the footage but if they do, this is how you can identify us: If you see a gorgeous woman, two adorable kids, and some less-than-average looking guy next to them then you've seen our spot.
Aidan and Steven have their own language that consists of coos, yelps, and laughs. I don't think I'll ever figure out what they're saying to each other.
When bad things happen to us, we sometimes wonder what we did to deserve such a thing. But knowing why bad things happen to us isn't nearly as important as facing our challenges with unrelenting optimism.