Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ride for Heart

Tomorrow is the big ride. Shawn and I will be going to ride 25 km on two major highways in the city. I have a big motivator to get it done, my mom. As an extra reminder of why I'm doing this, last night Shawn and I attended the funeral for the husband of my mom's friend. He passed away last week from a sudden heart attack. I really feel for this family. I know all too well what they're going through.

I've finished the shirts so I will have my mom with me for the ride. As a bonus, my sister, brother in law and nephew surprised us this morning and they'll be doing the ride with us. It'll be nice to have them here for something so important. Isabel told me that Lucas still asks for my mom. He's not the only one, I ask for her all the time.

Thanks everyone for all your support, hopefully I'll be able to live and tell the tale about it.

21 comments:

Roy and Lori said...

Enjoy your ride!! I know your
mom would be very proud of you!!

LIZ said...

Have a great ride!

Tracey & Mike said...

Good luck tomorrow! Your mom will be smiling down on you - enjoy the ride!

Kathy and Joel said...

Joel and I will be thinking about you and your mom, Dolores. Our donations for heart and stroke are always an important part of our lives since both Joel and my mom have been saved by the Ottawa Heart Institute.

Kristine and Shawn said...

Go for it and have a GREAT time!! My family have partcipate in this ride for a few years and they decorat their bikes with streamers, bells etc (but then we are a little crazy !!). Have a nice long bath afterwards - those muscles will thank your for it!! Good Luck!!!

Jill and Jaap said...

Today is the big day for you! I know you will do great!

Stacy said...

I hope your ride is going well!

redmaryjanes said...

I know that you will have a great ride!

C.J. said...

Enjoy it - hope all goes well!

Wicked Witch said...

I wish you a good ride!

Doris & Dan said...

Good luck! I am so proud of you (in a I don't know you but I do sort of way!)

Keep smilin!

Cari said...

How was the ride? Congratulations!

Mark & Michelle said...

I hope all went well with the ride...I am sure it was a tough day, but I am soooo glad that you had lots of support.

Lisa said...

Was thinking about you and your mom all day to today. Hope it was alright. I'm sure it was very emotional. Thinking of you tonight.

(((Hugs)))

Lisa

jaj said...

I'm too late to wish you luck, so I wish you a night of peaceful (and painfree) sleep, knowing you did something to make your mom proud.

Shandra said...

Hope you had an empowering ride...and you are nto too sore on Monday.

Steffie B. said...

you go girl...can't wait to see pics!

A Special Family said...

I lost my dad as an 8 year old little girl to a heart condition...from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Okay I am really crying now....

Andrew & Stephanie said...

Good luck to you! My mom was just diagnosed w/ heart problems...and I wish I could ride too! :) I think what you are doing is just awesome!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Hope you enjoyed the ride. Waiting on pics!

Natolino said...

Hope you have a fabulous ride....