Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I love Dave

My heart is heavy tonight as I write my blog entry.
I got word on Monday that a dear friend  
Dave passed away and Leslee is in critical condition in the hospital.
I haven't been able to shake these thoughts in my head.
Dave is one of the greatest men I have ever met.  
Back in 2008, I was asked by a group of friends if I wanted to run the 
famous Ragnar Relay race in Utah called "The Wasatch Back" .
Not only did I run in this race {...actually more like slowed my team down}, 
I met some very amazing people that have been very dear in my heart.
Dave and Leslee were among these folks.
 {Amazing Dave in 2008, and in 2009 filming the 'Run for Nie' video}

A few months after the race I was in my accident.  
 2009 and dedicated the run to me. 
"Run for Nie" was the team name.  Dave made a beautiful video of the experience.
I just watched it again and cried the whole way through.
It is so inspiring to me.
 {My 'Run for Nie' team...love you guys}
 {The team before the big day, Dave and Leslee in
 front with daughter Lindsey in the middle}
 {The team after the big run}
I don't know what I did to deserve these people to come into my life 
at such a dark time and pick me up and love me.   
I hope that I can do the same for them- somehow.
I don't know what it feels like to lose a loved one, but I do- in a way, 
and I know the next step for the family will be hard and sad, 
but also so spiritual and amazing.
I will be forever grateful that I knew Dave.  I am inspired by his faith and
love for his family- especially his daughters; Hailey and Lindsey.
My prayers have been deep for sweet Leslee.
These pictures bring back good and horrible memories. 
 I met a lot A LOT of amazing people who cheered me on and supported me so much.  
But so hard because I was in constant pain and felt so worthless.
I feel so much better now.
Time is AMAZING! 
 It will help heal any pain and hurt and discouragement. 
It will help the Henson family.