Saturday, February 13, 2010

Still Running the Race... R-U-N?

This week marks the 6 month anniversary of Roosevelt's home going. It has been difficult to say the least. Grief can often sneak up on you and take you by surprise. While sitting in my husband's old study, I found myself gazing at his picture as tears forced their way through my frozen stare. My daughter entered the room and caught my puddle of tears. " I really miss Daddy!", I whispered. Her beautiful chocolate brown eyes locked into mine as she brought comfort to my heart. "Just Cry Mommy! I always feel happy after I've had a good cry!" My little girl thought I should have some alone time, so there I was looking back thinking about how good life was when I had my Roosevelt.

God has given me grace though

the grief. It is the pain that I must continue to push pass and press through. Pain and suffering can paralyze you if you let it. I remembered a dream I had of Roosevelt. It was a sunny afternoon and I was on a busy street full of people going places. As far as I could see there were people walking ahead of me and beside me. I looked back and there was Roosevelt along with many others! He was 10 feet behind me. We did not run to each other but I could see there was a reassuring smile on his face letting me know he was right there. Before I woke up, I found myself looking forward and moving forward.

You may be facing something this month that wants to paralyze you. We are running a marathon and not a sprint. Remember where you are right now, is not the finish line; God has so much more for us.

Are you tired? Are you out of shape? Are you out of breath? Are you ready to run? I have my sneakers on too!

Let's go! I'm still running the race, R-U-N?

Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith


  1. Good post, Eileen. I like your spirit.

  2. I know we've never met, but I really enjoy reading your blog. I heard Roosevelt minister at Daystar Family Church in Tuscaloosa, AL, and I could really tell he loves you. (He mentioned you at least 3x in his message.) But anyway, the message of this post was "right on time". Thank you.

  3. Hello Eileen, I really enjoyed your post. It's 4 am and I was awakened and led to worship by listening to Here in Your Presence then on to Roosevelt's website. I wad so pleased to see your post. You know Roosevelt was a very special man that loves you dearly. He touched and changed so many lives including mine in a service at Victory Lakeland. We alI know that Roosevelt loved you and his girls dearly. Always remember this and keep Running! We hoe to see you at Victory soon. We continue to keep you, the girls and the ministry in our prayers.

    Gary & Myrna Brown

    Gary & Myrna Brown

  4. I heard Victoria Olsteen's voice this morning and as exciting, powerful, and full of life as she was, all I could think of was you my friend. I didn't hear Victoria Olsteen, I heard Eileen Hunter. Rho is proud as we all are and I am thankful God gave us you. I love sis. Cry, it's still ok. Allow your spirit to be refreshed...

  5. What a blessing you are! I had the opportunity to meet the 2 of you at Southeastern while I studied there. I instantly knew that the 2 of you were amazing and you have both made such an impact on my life! I pray for you and your children all the time. I know it must not be easy now that your husband has passed on...but the fact that he was a man that wasted himself for the kingdom must be rewarding. Thank God for good people like the 2 of you. Know that you are loved and prayed for all over the world. You are an inspiring woman!!
    Melissa Rivera Bonilla

  6. I instantly knew that the 2 of you were amazing and you have both made such an impact on my life! I pray for you and your children all the time.
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