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I can see the finish line… June 24, 2009

Posted by goirishgorebels in General.

I took one last warm up ride before the big day last night.  The clouds were grey, there was a slight breeze and the temps were cooler.  It was a nice ride up and back Memphis Arlington.  Only about eleven miles, but enough time to reflect on the last few months.

As I rode I began to think about where this journey began.  I remember getting on the bike and riding the Seed Tick, Canada Rd. loop.  This was a seven mile ride which left me breathless with tired legs and walking about a half mile stretch up Memphis Arlington.  A few weeks later, I rode the bike up to Dick’s on Germantown Rd.  What an accomplishment, thirteen miles.  Now, I do 3o mile rides with complete pleasure. 

I thought about the fundraiser and how well it has gone.  I mean, it was just October of last year we had the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and I was sending out letters asking for support.  The support was amazing.  Four months later, I’m sending out the letters again, this time for the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes.  I wondered if people were getting tired of me asking for donations.  Again, the donations came in and we are headed toward reaching our goal.  The last two weeks, I have been getting emails, calls, and talking with people who really care about Brianna and what JDRF is doing to help find a cure.  When I think about all the people who touch our lives, I feel blessed that we have so many people who support us.  Brianna sees all of this and I pray she feels God’s hands in her life through everyone of you.

Thank you all for asking how things are going, telling me “you can do this”, wanting to learn more about type 1 diabetes, and being a friend to Brianna, Abby, Lisa and myself.  Closing for now.  Cali is calling.



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