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Monday, June 15, 2015

I have become a CYCLE CHASER

I am telling you....cycling for these people is the EASY task....the CYCLE CHASER, which is one of my new titles is absolutely EXHAUSTING...lol

Note his license plate...this is HYBRID car....


From the time David shared his goal to ride in this Ride To Conquer Cancer, my cheering began...
Cheering is very tiring after awhile especially when you are never quite sure that day will come and when it does YOU worry that HE may be disappointed and have a set back if HE does not make it...





WELLLLLLLLL, he made it, and with an  extra 24 KM on his goal....224 KM in 2 days...approx
5 hours ooopppps he just asked me to change that lol  * each day of cycling through major cities and towns....Sunday ( yesterday) the last couple of hours was met with RAIN and lot's of it...but as David would say, "once you are WET you are WET".

This was when he was finished the race and packing up his bike to go HOME! 

I don't think I have ever been so PROUD...not because he MADE it, I was already excited that he even attempted this amazing feat....I was PROUD to be part of it all...PROUD to feel the emotion of the thousands of cyclists who would be cheering me on as I cheered them on...It was so odd actually... I had my sign out, and many would ride by and say "FOR ME" .....lol One rider shouted out " I feel the LOVE"....


This is where they were getting ready to start on Sunday..thousands upon thousands of cyclists


I was PROUD to be his wife, the one who was embraced by all of his LOVE when he rode through the finish line... I was the one he was looking for, like the rest of the world did not exist, just DAVID and I.... OUR ride home, as I was the official CHAUFFEUR, was met with constant chatter...He kept repeating over and over  " I could have kept riding" I am thinking ....Noooooooooooooooooo.... smiling of course because I knew what this meant to him...

Greg calls on our car phone he is right behind us, he is heading HOME...I am thinking he  is going to ride home ( 4 hours away) in the RAIN....No, he meant HOME with us.... It was really nice to have him here watching over his baby brother....It was wonderful to see and feel the bond 2 brothers have -has they reminisced last evening, their spectacular shared journey... I had prepared some rub for some sirloin steaks so after they both rested awhile, we had a BBQ with garlic mashed potatoes and local asparagus and wine...lot's of wine... It was an evening of celebration...

rows upon rows of POTTIES....


WEllll, this morning I am out on my deck, just me and my coffee and the birds and YOU, to share this journey with...The boys are still sleeping, David has the day off today, Greg will be heading to his OWN HOME and I have a list of things to do that require my immediate attention...

This was the sign I had mounted on a ruler and had it in my window where by I would stay
for hours to see him cycle by....


I did not get more than an hour of any stitching done in 4 days...however our home is so filled with LOVE there is no doubt the emotions I am feeling will be a source of inspiration for a long time coming.... So thank you for partaking in this journey..OUR JOURNEY, that is sweeter as I get to share it with so many of you who were our Silent Cheerleaders all over the world....

Thank you from our hearts to yours....

I am CYCLE CHASER... I am the Proud wife of this MAN, the man who rocks my world.....

This is was his expression of seeing me with my pompoms and sign.....xx

Thanks for being on our JOURNEY..
it was a blast....


David took some pics from the cyclist perspective..



before the opening ceremonies...


getting ready to spin...assembling the cyclists


Stopping for a lift bridge at the Welland Canal...


Cyclists taking pics of sunbathers.....
not really...cyclist overlooking Hamilton...




REST area....refuelling...



Chow time...

90 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing it with us. Your family's journey has truly been inspiring. Wishing you continued health, love and happiness.

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    1. Well we are resting tonight after supper...and David is beside me just smiling so thank you for that

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  2. Congratulations to David on a fantastic achievement. And congratulations to you for being such a wonderful cycle chaser and support for David. xx

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    1. Thanks Christine....we are resting and glad to have it behind us...lol

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  3. Wow!!! Congratulations to David and YOU for this amazing journey you have shared. Life is good and Blessings to all...

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    1. HI Sherry....thank you so much....x

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  4. Congratulations to David for such an accomplishment! And congrats to you for being an awesome cheerleader for him. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Anything is possible!

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    1. HI Les....doesn't everyone deserve a cheerleader from time to time...I am putting away my pompoms...lol

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  5. Oh my gosh that picture is adorable!...well all of them, but that last one, you can see how much he loves you. What an amazing event to be a part of.I am sure there was an emotional cloud over the event with that many cyclists....and even more cheer leading support, each one with a reason for participating. That much emotion....from that many people, I don't know how you kept yourself together. Congrats to your sweet guy who has trained and persevered to accomplish such a challenge.....and also to you who chauffeured him, cared for him, and encouraged him to keep going. I loved your thoughts about you being the one in the crowd he was searching for....I had to read the rest through tears.... so touching. You two are such an example of love and support....and are the cutest couple I know. xx

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    1. It only took me all day to write, because as you said, I could not even get through the tears....
      wow.... your sweet note, embraced us all over again....he is just smiling...he really is a gem....x

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  6. Way to go David, knew you could do it!!!!

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  7. I'm sooo glad David made it through, despite the foul weather. It truly was an act of love for you both. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Now you both can rest.

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    1. well the good news was it was cool enough to be comfortable until the last couple of hours..but I suppose it would be like a shower lol....

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  8. Way to go!!! You both deserve a round of applause. It looks like it was an amazing ride. You guys are the best.
    Oh, by the way "Go Hawks"

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    1. we heard the cheers ...but we did not see any Hawks at all..lol

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  9. Your cycle chasing paid off.... you caught him! Congrats to David for this great accomplishment. He (and you too, of course) are inspiring to us all. Take care...be well!

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    1. Yes add that to my repertoire Jeanie.....lol I can chase cyclists with ease....lol
      thank you to bits.

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  10. YAY YAY YAY!!! Way to go both of you! Sometimes the hardest part is watching the journey and being the cheerleader. What a wonderful story, I'm so very happy for you both!

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    1. So nice to see you Kristen....I could not agree more....but being HIS cheerleader is a role I love playing

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  11. Thank you Samm for sharing your support of this remarkable experience with your husband. I am certain that you help him to be strong.... Blessings to you both!

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  12. He is such a doll Samm...and so are you for being the greatest cheerleader ever! Congratulations to you both! Blessings, Marlene

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    1. Thank you Marlene....there is a spark to him that keeps me a glow lol

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  13. Hip hip hooray for both of you

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  14. What a wonderful journey, with the best cheerleader ever, at his side!! Congrats to all!

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    1. thanks Joan....I have lot's of training from you girls..the cheerleading part lol

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  15. What a precious story of life and live.

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  16. Samm, thank you for sharing your and David's wonderful experience! I am happy to know your beautiful family little bit closer with these posts you wrote... And you all really deserved day off with one more tasty dinner :)

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    1. HI Maria....we heard your cheering way over here...thank you ...

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  17. What an inspiring wonderful journey... You both did it!))
    Thank you for sharing that incredible eхperience and love with everybody.

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    1. Hello Lana...I think it is hard to not show the love that is so much in both of our hearts x

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  18. Yah! He did it! How wonderful! Yippee! Yippee!!

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  19. Hello! I am so glad to find your beautiful blog and become your constant reader :) The journey seems to be wonderful, I enjoyed every word of it

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    1. Hello sweet lady, so glad to have you part of this journey too...

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing with us and letting us have a very small part in it. Lol! So glad you both made it and so many precious moments again to cherish. Be blessed and keep on enjoying your time home again.
    Hugs Martina

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    1. HI Martina..how are you? nice to see you again...and yes our home is full of LOVE and LIFE....
      xx

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  21. You made it well done the pair of you.

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  22. I have really enjoyed reading your post. It is an act of love for your husband. Warm hugs from me in Malmö Sweden

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    1. HI sweet Britt-Inger, felt the hugs...thank you ..x

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  23. What a very special event with so wonderful and heartfilling moments! Thank you for sharing all of that with us, dear Mdm Samm!
    I can feel your pride and joy in each word you have written and I am happy you both made it!

    Have a wonderful rest of week!

    Hugs
    Hilda

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    1. HI Hilda...so nice to see you, my heart just swells when I think of this man who is the light in my world. xx

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    2. HI Hilda...so nice to see you, my heart just swells when I think of this man who is the light in my world. xx

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  24. Congratulations David! Knew you could do it!! What an awesome accomplishment!

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    1. ahhhh Vickie how nice...answering here, as I have limited time preparing for a new adventure...x

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  25. David: Congratulations, Mdm Samm: Thanks for keeping us updated. He looks so happy. A wonderful thing to see.

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    1. HI Selina...happy, well the word is euphoria....he has been on cloud nine since...xx

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  26. Congratulations to both of you!! It was a team adventure for sure! How wonderful that David was able to participate and do so well in this. I know you ARE proud!!!

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    1. ahhh so true Linda....and as tired as I still am....seeing him here and so happy is my reward

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  27. I am really proud of you Samm, because this was really helpfull and encouraging, thanks for sharing with us :)

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    1. ahhh that is so nice...well I don’t usually share much personal stuff...but this was something many could identify with ..

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  28. That looks and sounds like an amazing day for both of you, Samm. I can imagine the pride you had in such a wonderful accomplishment - especially after the last few months. You two will have fun re-living the day over and over again.

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    1. HI Mary...it was one adventure after another these days...and nicer to share...that is for sure

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  29. So sweet. Thanks for sharing your incredible weekend. Now I have to redo my mascara because I am teary! Have a great day. Get lots done! :)

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    1. Thank you Corrie..such a sweet note..here is a tissue... x

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  31. Love makes everything possible !!! In every word I can feel your love !!
    God bless you both
    Marion

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    1. Hello Marion...yes oh yes...when love is in the equation, you can really do anything xx

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  32. My heart is full of joy for both of you .... To not only make it this far in this particular race but to accomplish this particular goal .... Congratulations!! Love and hugs to each of you ....

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    1. HI Wendy..thanks so much...we all know about goals and dreams don’t we?

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  33. How could he not make it with you as his devoted cheerleader. Another milestone for David and another source of pride for you. Lovely post dear Samm. I could feel the love. Judy C

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    1. Oh Judy...how sweet of you...and yes so much devotion to my man and him to me I must add..xx

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  34. Rest up, enjoy each other's company and continue to celebrate this amazing accomplishment!

    -Soma

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  35. This is the best ever! Thank you for sharing. I am sooo happy for you and your David.

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    1. Thank you Cat, your note means a lot

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  36. Congratulations to both, Samantha, it was an amazing journey. Glad to see David so happy! Best wishes to both.

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    1. Hiiiiii Geta....way over there...thank you sweet lady

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  37. Congratulations to both men, what a wonderful accomplishment for them and you to with your Pom poms. Blessings Sandra Davidson

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    1. Ahhh Sandra...I was quite a site I might add...soaking wet...but you know...it is just water....x

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  38. What a great adventure for both of you!
    You took so many really good photos! Beautiful area, and congratulations to BP!

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    1. Rosemary B here.....I will pass it on...thanks for being a delightful cheerleader...x

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  39. Yipeeeee!!!! Yay!!!!! So very happy for all of you! Congratulations!!!
    xx

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    1. HI shell, always there cheering us on...always a treasure..

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  40. Awesome! Enjoy the memories of this journey. Wishing you all health.

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    1. thank you so much Cissa..it was an adventure not soon forgotten

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  41. I applaud Davids courage, and dedication! GREAT to see him looking so happy, and healthy! Yeah GO David, and your commitment to the man you love, (who is very handsome by the way) ;) I know he had THE best cheerleader!! What wonderful memories the two of you have just made. xoxox Christel

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    1. HI Christel....you know I was never sure he would be up to it...and as each week went by he kept getting more and more determined...look at what love can do lol

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  42. WOO HOO . . . Way to to David!!! Samm, the love between the two of you REALLY shines in this post. Thank you for sharing the amazing journey both of you had this past weekend. Loved the pictures of David with the huge smiles. Hugs

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    1. HI Jan, you were a big part of it....he rode for YOU....he is a happy man these days..

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  43. How wonderful! Congratulations to David! Reading your words and seeing his beautiful smile I could feel the love too. Not to mention sibling love and support is a beautiful thing to behold. Truly loved all the pictures.

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    1. HI Theresa...so nice to see your comment...I will certainly pass it along...he has been a very contented man these days..

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  44. Thank you for sharing such a personal story of your day...David looks lit up in the photo where he sees you cheering him on. What a wonderful metaphor for married life!

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    1. Hello Justine...ahhhh we do live a fairy tale...one with a prince charming who is always there sweeping me up x

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  45. What a wonderful accomplishment! Congratulations!!! I wish you both a wonderful weekend... thank you for sharing such a wonderful moment, your love is beaming!

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  46. That is just fabulous. I knew that he could do it. Thank you for sharing this awesome event.

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