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First Marathon at Shamrock in March - accomplished!, 2011 Marine Corp Marathon checked off! Being a better runner & Appreciate the little things!

Christine Leiding ran: It was not about the ...

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good In honor... 3 mi

It was not about the distance or the pace, it was about honoring the passing of my mother 2 years ago. My son (who is 10) decided to run with me so I would not run a lone. During the course of the run, he said he loved me and "MeMe" (that is what the kids called her). At times he would pat me on my back to give me support. Jon and I have some amazing kids who hearts are filled with so much love! My mom left a strong mark on them. I miss her terribly but I know she is looking after us and smiling on her grandkids. Take a moment to hug the ones you love or pick up the phone to tell them. Time is precious - enjoy every minute! Take care my DM family!

  • Ally S.

    such a nice post Christine. My mum is on her way back to Scotland at this very minute, so sad, but I still have her. I agree, your kids are awesome...they are a credit to you and Jon !

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Steve P.
    Steve P.

    nice 3 miler and dedication run!!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Lou Ann
    Lou Ann

    Such a beautiful post and your mom did good raising you as well and it shows in your heart and the way your kids have learned how to love and be loved.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Great work on those super kids you have mom! Special tribute/memorial run for your beloved mother/MeMe...touching.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Marie

    You have done well in raising such open and loving children! Meme would be so pleased!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Marlene E.
    Marlene E.

    Great tribute to your mom Christine. Your son sounds like a great kid.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Les G.
    Les G.

    Nice run Christine. You and Jon have lots to be proud of with your family.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Steve R J.
    Steve R J.

    Great kids Christine! You guys set a wonderful example!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Kate H.
    Kate H.

    Big hugs, my friend. Your mom is indeed an angel looking down on you and yours.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Very touching post Christine. You have a great family.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Raphael A.
    Raphael A.

    Very touching dedication miles, Christine. *hugs*

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Steve S.

    Nice dedication run, Christine. You're a great family - glad we're lucky enough to know you.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Kevin B.
    Kevin B.

    Touching story, Christine. I'm sure your mother would be proud to see the love she gave you being passed on to your children.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Kim S.
    Kim S.

    Aw, what a nice post. You do have a wonderful family, and I know your mom is so proud of all of you!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Azaka R.
    Azaka R.

    Great tribute, Christine. Great kids, great family indeed.

    about 6 years ago Like