Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thoughts Of Spring And Heroism

I can hardly believe it is now March.

Somehow I believed that when the month of March arrived it would suddenly be spring time! At least that is the way it was in my dreams.

In reality, the temperatures tonight will dip down to 29 degrees. So, I suppose I have a ways to go as I wait for those warm gentle breezes I have been longing for.

Marathon Update: We had an enjoyable time in New Orleans this week end. At least it was for my husband and I, but then we were just spectators. My granddaughter and her boyfriend finished the half marathon and my daughter and son-in-law heroically finished the full 26.2 mile marathon.

There is good reason I use the term "heroically" finished the marathon for my daughter and SIL. They had to stop just shortly past mile 3 and perform CPR on an elderly racer who had passed out, was blue in the face, not breathing and did not have a pulse. They managed to revive her just before the ambulance arrived. This set them back a good 30 to 40 minutes.

How they managed to compose themselves after this serious event and continue on for another 23 miles and finish the race, is quite amazing.


I've been thinking a good bit the last few days about hero's. Who they are and exactly what makes one a hero. I took a good look around me and have come to the conclusion, that I'm surrounded by quite a few of them!

"True heroism is remarkably sober, and very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass others at whatever the cost, but the urge to SERVE others at whatever the cost." ~Arthur Ashe~

Blessings of peace everyone, and all that is good. Have a great Thursday! Please pray for our country and our leaders during these difficult days.


jennifer said...

God had them right where they needed to be! All things work together.

What an amazing experience for your family Debra.

Mimi said...

WOW!!!!! Great news and LOVE to read about a true HERO!!!!!!I know that serious runners would rather not miss the time to finish and not stop so for them to stop makes them true big giant heroes in my book!!!!! WAY to go!!!!
Tell them I am so proud of them!!!!
I love New Orleans too!!!!
what a fun place to spend the weekend!!!
One of my high school buddies ran in that marathon!!!!!
must be a very fun one!!!!
have a great weekend

Susan said...

How wonderful of them!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad everything turned out well for all!
May God heal the elderly lady and soothe the sore muscles of all who participated in this event.

Finding Pam said...

What an amazing story! You have a wonderful daughter and SIL. They are heroes in my book, too.

If more people would put others first like you children did,then the world would be a much better place.

I hope you are not sick anymore.

Travis said...

That's a great quote.

Brenda said...

Wow! Debra, I'll bet their adrenaline was flowing after that. I agree with Jennifer.

God Whispers In The Wind said...

Thank you for sharing this post MeMaw. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

What a great story! I am so touched by what they did to help! And your 'Hero' quote is perfect!

xinex said...

You have a remarkable family, Debra. Your daughter and son in law are true heroes, having saved someone's life. Thank God they were there at the right time....Christine

Rose said...

Debra you are was heroic. I am glad they finished the race, and in my opinion they were the true champions! Don't you love how God puts people together!