“You are glowing.” “It’s so good to see that smile again.” “You just seem like a weight has been lifted off of you.” “I feel like I haven’t seen ‘Nora’ in three years.” “I feel like I got my wife back.” The last two weeks, these are just some of the phrases those closest to… Continue reading Changes
My posts have been less and less frequent on here over the past year. I've been through a lot. Not making excuses, just an explanation. When I write for this blog, I like to see myself as a tour guide... and maybe sometimes a life guard. I just want to help people. But you can't… Continue reading Rhythms
One of my favorite things to do when running is to sprint at the end... As I approach my distance or speed goal, I turn on the jets. On a treadmill, I tend to jog between 4.8 and 5.4, but when I sprint, I crank up that dial well into the 7s and even sometimes the 8s. At first my body screams, there is NO way you can sustain this for a minute... but I focus. I keep my head up. I count backwards in my head from 60. I focus on my breathing. I focus on the placement of my feet. And I smile from ear-to-ear as I cross that imaginary finish line and turn the machine back down to a walk.
The Winter Solstice is quickly approaching. On December 21, 2021 the sun will be the furthest away from us here in the Northern Hemisphere and we will have the shortest amount of sunlight. Other people refer to it as “the darkest day of the year.” I sat in a doctors office a few weeks ago… Continue reading The Light is Coming
Sorry. It's been a minute. I could fumble through excuses, life being busy, work stress, yada, yada, but let's just start fresh. Hi, I'm Nora. Let's catch up. There is much to share with you all, but let's just start here: We met up with our MS Running Team, Run a Myelin My Shoes, and… Continue reading Well, hello again.
My sister, Randi, is five years older than me. We fought harder than any two sisters and we loved harder than any two sisters. We have been each other's champions and loved to annoy each other. We laughed and put on shows in our living rooms and made some epic Barbie movies together. It may… Continue reading My Sister
As I was scrolling through Instastories last night, I stopped on this photo my church posted of someone worshiping. My heart swelled and I teared up as I saw this person, lost in worship. Then it hit me. Dude. That’s me. I’m not used to my blonde highlights or seeing myself from that angle. It’s… Continue reading Lost in Worship
I wrote these words on my Facebook page a year ago today, almost a month into the pandemic. Yesterday, I hugged my fully vaccinated sister for the first time in over a year. I hugged my nieces and nephews. We celebrated Easter and things felt more normal than they had felt in a long time.… Continue reading April 5, 2020
You move away tomorrow. Not to go away to college or to go away for church camp, but to start your career and your adult life. LORD willing, this time next year you will be through the Police Academy and starting as a Rookie Police Officer. Other than (hopefully) the occasional overnight stay for holidays,… Continue reading Dear Daniel,
This tree in the parking lot of Kroger took my breath away today. I looked like a weirdo taking 1000 pics. I've struggled with how to put this story into words. If you grew up in a house like mine, you learned never to talk about good news because bad news was usually just around… Continue reading Miracle.