I’ve been praying a lot lately. My life took another unexpected detour that left me blindsided. Nothing feels, seems, looks, acts or is normal. All I can do is pray, really. For strength, for healing, for understanding, for forgiveness and for peace. I can thank God that I am still here. There must be a reason. I’m not quiteready to blog about it yet (mostly because I don’t know what to say), although I have been talking about it. I’ve been keeping a paper journal. Everything takes so much time, so much energy. From writing to walking to eating to talking. Nothing is easy. But I have faith that it will be again. At least, that’s why I pray. 

That’s Why I Pray
Big & Rich

Man on the TV’s gone insane, everybody’s just laughing
People ’cross the world holding on

The earth caved in, the ocean came down crashing

My neighbor lost his house ’cause he can’t find a job

Don’t you dare pledge allegiance, don’t you dare speak of God

Speak of God

Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

I’m begging for forgiveness

I wanna make a difference even in the smallest way

I’m only one person, but I can feel it working

I believe in better days

That’s why I pray

Some stupid video posted as a joke, somebody’s life gets ruined

Out of everything we can create

Where is the cure to keep the sick from losing

Babies having babies ’cause their parents are always gone

Somehow we have forgotten how to make a house a home

How to make a house a home

Oh! Oh! Yeah! Yeah!

I’m begging for forgiveness, I wanna make a difference

Even in the smallest way

I’m only one person, but I can feel it working

I believe in better days

That’s why I pray, yeah

That’s why I pray, yeah

These demons from my past haunt me every night

And I just can’t get through it

If I could forget them on my own, I’d let go and just move on

But heaven knows I am only human

And that’s why I pray, yeah, yeah

That’s why I pray, I pray, I pray, I pray

Yes I’m begging for forgiveness (I’m begging for forgiveness)

I just wanna make a difference (Just wanna make a difference)

I believe (I believe), I believe in better days

That’s why I pray

Until the next mile marker, 

In Case You Missed It….

What the #$%! Happened. In June 2012, I was incredibly lucky to survive a pulmonary embolism (or blood clot in my lung) that broke off from a clot that had formed deep within a vein in my lower leg. Read my story here.  

What the #$%! Happened: The Aftermath. What caused this, what my treatment entails and what the future holds for running, my job and life.    

Pace Points: Could YOU Have a Blood Clot? Learn more about my symptoms of DVT and PE and how you can help make sure you don’t have to experience the same thing!


  1. Nita Sweeney says

    Others are praying for you too. Sometimes it’s the only thing you can do. Sending more hugs too.

  2. So sorry your going through a rough time. I believe their is a reason for everything that happens to us. We might not understand it at the moment, but later down the road we will understand why we had to go through all of it. It makes us how we are. Your in my prayer girl.

  3. Jessica Fries-Gaither says

    Yep, we’re praying for you, too!!

  4. runningperseverance says

    sending prayers always and thinking of you lots dear friend! always let me know if you need anything!

  5. Hoping things settle down for you soon. I’m sorry to hear you are going through a tough time!

  6. lauriewalksfast says

    Been thinking of you and praying. This too shall pass. Just take care of yourself & listen to your body!

  7. Suzanne Westenhofer says

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Sara!

  8. We never can know why we are tested the way we are, and to the extent that we are… but we do have faith that we can endure and grow stronger. I know you will be stronger. I am praying for you too. Keep in touch, Sara. We are both thinking of you so often and sending good wishes your way. You have touched us both more than you will ever know! <3

  9. You have been in my thoughts and prayers, and will continue to. ((HUGS))

  10. RunningMandy says

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers. BIG HUGS!

  11. Andrea Stanley says

    I will be praying for you!

  12. funderson says

    Hang in there, pretty mama..love funderson

  13. You do make a difference, in every way. Think about you daily and sending warm thoughts.

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