Thursday, March 4, 2010

Just live your life...

It has been a while since I blogged. There has been a lot that has happened, I ran another 12 miles, ran smaller 6-8 mile runs, planned a trip to Disneyland, and went to see a breast cancer specialist. Ha, I bet you didn't see that one coming.

First, NO I do not have cancer. But because I am considered "high risk" because of my mom, grandma and great grandma all having cancer they have put me on a plan where they can monitor...well boobs! I know this really isn't funny, but I have to find humor in this whole thing.

The doctor was very sweet, never really made eye contact which kind of weirded me out. She was wearing a cross necklace; I wanted to ask her what that meant to her, but she was talking so much I couldn't get a stickin' get a word in. As she rallied off numbers, plans and preventive treatments all I could think about was that cross necklace and that I needed to go and run.

As the appointment wrapped up she looked at me a told me, "don't worry, just live your life." Just live your life? What did that mean? What did that mean to her? What does that mean to me? Am I just living my life already? As I pondered all of these questions in my head in the three seconds I had left sitting there I had a moment of clarity. Whether she meant to or not, this doctor was ultimately telling me, "trust JESUS and live your life fulfilling what He put you on this earth to do, He will take care of the rest." Who knows if that is what she actually was telling me and who knows if she has a relationship with Christ, but I do know this: I have this odd feeling that this doctor and I are going to get awful close in the next years of my life. I mean hello...not a lot of people see me without a shirt on. So with that fact I already feel like we are BFF, so next time I see her I am going to ask her about the cross around her neck. I am going to "just live my life" spreading Christ's great message, because that is what I was put on this earth to do. Wow, Christ is quite amazing don't you think? He shows up when least expected.

I love you Jesus, thank You for reminding me how much I need You and how in control You are.

Side note: no running for the next couple days...unless of course you count running from Splash Mountain to the corn dog stand, then yes...lots of running will take place.

1 comment:

  1. Shelby-you are living your life in the best possible way. Living for Jesus, loving your husband and family, visiting Mickey on a regular basis...enjoying every minute! You go girl.