Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Endure the Bear Trail 50K - Marathon #78

Endue the Bear was held at Big Bear Lake California. Big Bear Lake has beautiful trails and awesome views of the lake. I was having a wonderful morning until I got a call around mile 15. My niece called and said James (my oldest brother) is in the hospital and you need to come now. At mile 25 my sister text and said he died. James died of a massive heart attack at the young age of 62.
Welcome back Jeanette! We all missed seeing your beautiful smile.

Lord, someone I loved died today, and there's this great empty spot in my heart. I need you to fill it, to assure me that I well see my brother again in the kingdom that you promised. Help me to shed honest tears, but also to remember all that was good between us. Help me to honor the memory of our relationship by sharing love with others even as love was shared with me.

I finished 9:37:16

Death is nothing at all - I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Plan, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was: there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past: nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before - only better, infinitely happier and forever - we will all be one together with Christ.

When your Dreams become your Life and your Life becomes your Dreams, you begin to see God all over them.
Yolanda "Walking Diva"


  1. Dear friend -- So sorry to hear of James' passing. I know his spirit will be with you in inspiration as you continue your journey. See you in Tahoe! -- Cyndie

  2. Sorry about your loss. Your #78 was my #9. Always good to see you!


  3. I am very sorry to hear of your loss :-( Take care.