Today marks the 2nd anniversary of losing my friend and "sister" Elysha. She's been on my mind since late last week, when I finally retrieved my tri jersey from her Husband. I hated to ask for it in a way, because no matter how I asked, I just felt like a jerk!
Honestly though, I'm glad I did. That jersey is even more special to me now.
When I got the jersey, it still smelled like her. I know that may sound creepy to some, but it was comforting to me. After all, I was racing the following weekend, why wouldn't I want to "feel" her with me? And I know she was... in every picture taken I was smiling. :) Even the pictures taken when I was running!
How things work...
Today is the anniversary of her death and I remember her fondly. Today is also the day that my single, closest friend, besides Elysha, had some extremely wonderful news of goodness coming her way. I was so happy for her. This friend is one of the most special people I've known and I'm proud to call her my BFF :)
It doesn't end there though. It's only beginning. My BFF wants to help me achieve my ultimate dream in a big way. I can't say much more, but as we were talking about it, it occurred to us that there is no doubt Elysha is orchestrating from above, especially since I got the news today, of all days.
Between my supportive Husband going along with the new bike, my great race, my amazing BFF, I am not sure what I have done to deserve all these blessings. It's like all these things were happening when I was just starting to feel like maybe my Ironman dream was a lot farther down the path than I hoped.
So much to look forward to. So much to be thankful for.