It was a special day, as all days are.
But to me, 2/15 is always just a little more special.
For one, this year it was the seven-year anniversary of my husband, Eric Harder, and I moving from New Zealand to Ohiopyle, Pa., my hometown, and a place I never dreamed I'd actually settle. But we settled. Because within that year (it was 2012), we became pregnant. Since then, we have had two sons, bought a house and got married <3 :)
Secondly, it was special this year because Eric and I went on a date! We ran four trail miles through Quebec Run Wild Area. We danced over the rocks, said few words and just ran, exactly how we love to spend time (outside, together).
Yet he continues to visit me in amazing ways. Actually, in miraculous ways. I share the story to inspire you, give you hope and faith, and maybe make you cry a little ;)
I share it because to hold back something so beautiful, so awesome would be a travesty.
Here's part of our story, the peak, I call it:
Dad, I Won the Mount Summit Challenge For You
Here's the rest of our story, but not the end:
Winning Second Overall Female in the Vermont Infinitus Trail Marathon, with a Little Help from Race Angel Dad
And here's the Slow Flow Yoga playlist I played in class on Friday, 2/15, for our heart-opening flow, for my dad, for my family, for your family, for all the dads, moms, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, whom you love, you've lost, you cherish....