Last month, Harmony Family Center hosted our first annual Mudder’s Day Run. I thought the whole “Mudder’s Day” on Mother’s Day weekend was a very clever play on words. I wish that I could claim credit for that one but I can’t. For those of you who did not make it, I have to tell you that it was a blast. We had over 200 runners and everyone that I talked to had a great time. It was a hoot to see the runners start the 5K all pristine in their runner’s gear and finish the race covered in mud from head to toe. One guy lost a shoe. One of my co-workers got stuck in a mud pit briefly before being rescued by another co-worker. You get the point. It was Fun with a capital F. Next year it will be even bigger and better. I am counting the days.
I imagine that there were those out there saying “What does a mud run have to do with adoption or helping kids?” Actually, I think the mud run has a lot to do with our work at Harmony. Like the Mud Run, being a parent can be strenuous. Like the Mud Run, it can be messy. The Mud Run is also like adoption. It is not for the faint of heart. Mostly importantly, it can be a whole lot of fun.