Monday, May 21, 2012

Running Individually ... but Together

Our youngest daughter ran the Marine Corps Historic Half marathon yesterday morning.  Her husband ran it, too ... 7000+ miles away on his base in Afghanistan.

She registered for this race months ago, and she had no idea that plans were being made at her husband's base for the Marines and civilians to run it there, too.  She found out about the plan last week, via a video sent to her by her husband.

The video was also sent to the marathon officials, who notified the newspaper.  Our daughter's story was on the FRONT PAGE of yesterday's paper.  She was photographed and interviewed last Thursday when she went to pick up her race packet.

My husband designed a special shirt for her to wear during the race.  The back of the shirt says it all.

Congratulations, Sweetie!  Your dad and I are so proud of you.

To read the article and see the video, click HERE.
The title of the article is a mistake ... it says that our son-in-law is a Marine and he isn't.
He is a civilian crew chief with the base fire department.


  1. That is such a wonderful story, Connie. I know you must be bursting with pride.

    BTW, I gave you a little nod on my blog today re: roses. Have a great day- xo Diana

  2. That's awesome Connie! Congrats to your daughter and her husband!

  3. No wonder you are proud, Connie. What a lovely couple they are.

  4. This makes me tear up and my heart swell with pride. For your daughter and all the men in uniform who protect our country! Siemper Fie!! from a proud Marine brat, Linda

  5. That is very special!!! Congratulations to both your daughter and son-in-law! :)

  6. How awesome is this! Love that hot pink says it all :)
    Please thank your SIL for serving our country from me and also Jenny! The "home troops" are just as important.
    Thanks for sharing, Connie.
    xo, misha

  7. This is wonderful... and I love that shirt!

  8. That is a GREAT shirt!

  9. How heartwarming!!! Congratulations :) What a great story - sending prayers that your SIL comes home soon - safe and sound :)

  10. WOW, congrats to your daughter! and love the shirt.

  11. Love this Connie......good luck to both!

    janet xox

  12. beautiful post-my thanks to your daughter and her husband for serving our country.

  13. Cyndia MontgomeryMay 24, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    What a beautiful story! I hope they will be together again very soon. YOu have to be bursting with pride.


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