DeAnne, my fabulous older sister, has supported my every step of the way. She started running a few months ago and started a blog called, “will run for pow.” Last week she ran her first 5K and placed 5th in her age group.
If you know DeAnne, you would never have expected her to run, and certainly not a race. So this is big, and I’m very proud of her. Apparently its my fault because she wouldn’t be doing it if I was trying to get to Sochi 2014. My bad.
The race was the Legacy Midnight marathon & 5K complete with glowsticks, weird socks and tacky colors. DeAnne wore a shirt that says: I love butterflies. It has become a theme for us and in our lives, “without change, their would be no butterflies.” Last year that theme is what lead to this poem.
DeAnne, if your reading this, thank you for keeping me going. I love you and I don’t know what I’d do without you. “the journey is the reward.”