The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Friday, May 07, 2010

I survived!

My feet are begging me to lay down.  I've taken more Ibuprofen in the last 24 hours than my kidneys can process, but I'm alive and I actually walked 19 miles yesterday with 78 4th grade students and several parents.  I loved it.  It was worth every agonizing second to have my son wanting to walk right next to me the entire time.  I'm SO glad I went.  I'm so glad I did it.  I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.  And honestly, it was fun.  I would do it again (good thing because we will get three more chances to do this before our elementary days are done.)

We left the school at 9:30 yesterday morning and we were at the pick-up point at 5:20 yesterday afternoon. We broke for one hour for lunch and a few other shorter breaks along the way for water, etc. It was 86 degrees here yesterday, but we were in the woods a great deal of the time.  I honestly did not know a woman could smell as bad as I smelled by lunchtime.  And by the time we got back to school, I couldn't even stand the smell of myself.  Let me just tell you now that Secret Pl@tinum is not designed for intense activity! :)

I hope you all have a great weekend.  I will be sitting here with my feet up eating bon-bons if anyone wants to stop by! :)


Kim said...

Good for you!

Tiger & Kar said...

"I honestly did not know a woman could smell as bad as I smelled by lunchtime."

SNORT!!! Oh my goodness I laughed so hard when I read that! Good for you for completing this challenge, and doing so with your son. That is awesome O!

I'm so happy you're non-committal. It's great to have you back in blogland!

See you in June!

Kristine said...

GREAT job Ondrea!!! YOU ARE SUPERMOMMY!!!! Proud of you.

Lindsay said...

Rather you than me :) Well done to both of you. I doubt I could currently walk for 19 minutes, never mind 19 miles!

unicyclerose said...

I love fourth graders and the mom's that will follow them that far on any given day, plus stink as a result. You go girl!