I wrote you last May and you made it the Email of the Day. Here’s the letter:
I am an avid listener and have been so since 1992. I am 38. I thought I chose wisely and treated kindly, but I see I lacked in both of those departments. After my 13 year marriage broke up, I was devastated. I have my two amazing daughters but who am I if not a “wife”? I am still having trouble with that.
You had a woman on your show not too long ago who was going to run the Boston marathon. I thought…oh yeah…I’ve always wanted to do that…BUT…
Then you had a woman on later who was having trouble with her new season in life. I thought – I’m in a new season. I hate it. I wish I could have a goal like running a marathon, BUT…BUT…BUT…
So, I am writing to tell you I am training for my first EVER marathon scheduled for January 13, 2013. You are my mentor and my moral compass. I wanted to tell you, so when I send you my picture after I complete my marathon you will know why.
Thank you Dr. Laura! Thank you for helping me with this new season in a positive way. I am my kid’s MOM! I can now be someone they can look up too!!!
Oh…By the way, as, I was running at my local jogging park I was pacing myself with this woman who was a pretty good runner. When we finished and were getting water I told her she was kicking my butt. She was very sweet and smiled. Turned out she was 65! I felt like it was you kicking my butt. So, thanks!
Well, I did it! Thank you Dr. Laura! I ran my first full marathon. 26.2 miles of a new attitude! Thank you for helping me with my new season. My kids were there to cheer me on too!
Thank you for all you do! You continue to keep me company on my runs.
Cheryl – My girls’ Mom