Skipping Hand-in-Hand with my Granddaugher

This past weekend was pure sun, warmth and blue skies in New England… and a couple of days worth of great running races for my family and friends. Saturday was the Providence St. Patrick’s Day 5K, and on Sunday the New Bedford Half Marathon.

I ran the St. Pat’s 5K on Saturday with Audrey, Keith and Adam. (I did my personal best time and it felt so good!) Barry, Nicole, 2 of our grandchildren, Barry’s brother and several friends walked the race. Thousands of happy, sun-kissed faces ran and lined the streets of Providence. It was wonderful.

On Sunday, Barry and I ran around the seaport of New Bedford, Massachusetts to catch glimpses of Keith and Nicole and several friends as they ran the Half Marathon. We ran from the start to mile 5, then from mile 5 to mile 12… then to the finish. Thousands of runners and thousands of spectators celebrated the most beautiful March Sunday in recent memory.

Great challenges. Great races. Great hours. Great minutes.

But if I think moments… there is one that made my feet and my heart leap. It happened when our 8-year old granddaughter Maddie came with her Mom and Dad and brothers to watch Uncle Keith & Auntie Nicole… and she and I held hands and skipped along Union Street in New Bedford, hand-in-hand. Maddie made me feel like a girl again… skipping and talking and laughing under the most beautiful March sun. It was perfection!

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 3.25.10
    Nancy said:

    The last shot is truly perfection. You should put it on You Capture this week. The theme is “a moment”. I love my visits here. The love you have for your family oozes from your words. I hope they know how lucky they are to have you.

  2. 3.25.10
    Erin said:

    What a beautiful moment, indeed. You make me so happy, Sharon, I can’t imagine how she felt!

  3. 3.26.10
    Stillmary said:

    I love the joyful ‘skipping with your granddaughter’ part of your post. Will I loved you whole post. But I have to say, you don’t have to skip with your granddaughter to sound youthful. You are the youngest sounding grandma EVER! I’m inspired. I used to jog and I’ve always hoped I would again some day, so because of you, I’m going to take the first step. I’m going to brave a brisk, cold wind and walk a mile. Thank you!

  4. 3.29.10

    If I were a little girl I would want you as my grandma. What a precious moment you can add to your millions of memories. I’m with Nancy, I love coming and visiting with you and can’t wait to see what next exciting adventure you are on.

  5. 3.30.10
    Connie said:

    So beautiful.

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