The best gift you could’ve given me…

People say im good with words,

They ask how I write so well,

how I can so easily portray my feelings into sentences.

How I write so that when they read it,

they feel like they can actually hear me speaking the words.

 

My answer is always the same,

Everybody can write well,

All you have to do is sit down and do it.

&

Most of the time I believe that.

 

But this weekend I couldn’t.

 

I couldn’t do it.

I couldn’t find the right words to express myself.

To explain what was going on in my mind,

In my heart.

I couldn’t describe the sincerity of my million of thank you’s I was continuously saying,

Or the vast love in my unmeasurable gratitude.

 

Its been a couple days and that’s all ive been thinking about.

How.

How do I describe what that event meant to me?

I’m not sure I’m going to be able to,

but here is me trying…

 

This event has had me speechless for 3 days now.

(which is rare, I’m a woman of many words, obviously)

But it was so many things.

It was humbling.

Exciting.

Nerve racking.

Wonderful.

Heartbreaking.

Freeing.

Exhilarating.

Magical.

& so very important.

It was more than I expected, and I couldn’t have been more thankful for what everyone did that day.

The act of simply giving was just so incredibly apparent.

People gave money,

Prayers.

Good thoughts.

They gave me hugs,

But the one thing that stuck with me was that so many people gave me their time.

They took time out of their day to text me,

To call me.

They took time to say a prayer,

To get outside and do the workout.

46 people in Las Cruces took time out of their day to come to Desert Devil Crossfit and do the “ERIN” workout with me.

People took the time to share the event,

And even if it was a 4 second thought,

People took time to think about Erin’s story.

Time is so very precious to me,

For someone to give me their time is the best gift I could’ve asked for.

And for that I am unbelievably thankful.

 

Time doesn’t stop for us,

It doesn’t pause,

You don’t get to get it back.

And the way you choose to spend it says so much.

 

Time is incredibly valuable,

And in my life I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I can get the most out of it.

Time is free,

But its also priceless.

And the way I see it,

When people intentionally create and spend their time on me

That is something permanent and

Absolutely incredible.

So thank you, x100000000 for giving me the gift of your time.

There is nothing I can say or do to show you just how much I appreciate it.

 

Thank you for donating,

as of today we raised $1,100.95 and we will be donating it to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Erin’s name.

Thank you to those who purchased a shirt.

There are 43 people who will be wearing 2018 Lifting Wright shirts.

Thank you to those who came out to the gym and created such an incredible atmosphere.

43 people completed the “ERIN” WOD that morning, plus another 7 that did it in other parts of the world.

I’m sure reading the words thank you become redundant, and for that I apologize.

But I cannot convey in words just how grateful I am for you all for giving me your time,

And for giving me,

Another opportunity and time to celebrate my best friend.

 

 

Erin,

You can still light up a room with your smile,

You can still bring people to stop with your story and I promise to never let that fade.

 

Lifting Wright 2018 is over,

But it’s a time that I will never forget.

Forever and ever….

 

Choose love,

Kels

 

 

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