Love Runs Deep

My sister’s final goal before 40: run a marathon. So my brothers and I signed up, too. After months of training and planning—triumphs and setbacks shared almost daily to our family text thread—we stood atop a frigid Utah peak at dawn, sloughed off gloves and blankets, hugged good luck, and ran. As Kelly crossed the finish line some hours later, sweaty but smiling, loved ones cheering her name, I thought about our mom, beaming from wherever she is now, proud and in awe of these lives she helped create. 40 years, 26.2 miles, love beyond measure. Happy birthday, Kel.

My siblings and I at the finish line of the Big Cottonwood Marathon in Utah on September 10, 2022.

2 thoughts on “Love Runs Deep

  1. Megan September 14, 2022 at 5:31 am / 5:31 am

    First of all, you already know this made me cry. Second of all, she looks exactly like Harrison in this picture!


    • Corey Gerard Lambert September 14, 2022 at 11:00 am / 11:00 am

      But, like, what did your Mom think though?


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