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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Today is HIS DAY ..... A Ride to Conquer Cancer




First, I would like to send my heartfelt appreciation to all those who sponsored My David for 
this Ride to Conquer Cancer. To be eligible each participant had to raise $2,500.00 -
because  of YOU,  your donations raised $3,805.00 -he not only met his goal-
he exceeded it... I cannot tell you how excited and determined he was and is...

So thank you from my heart..



Second, this ride is 100 km per day. I had to drive him to Niagara Falls very early this morning
and I will be cheering him at a cheering station close to noon...I already made some POM POMs in Yellow to match all of their Jerseys...
and I have a sign that I going to make after this post that will say
B.P. ( my nickname for him) 
 I ALWAYS believe in YOU!

He is cycling with hundreds of others who will be heading
to Mohawk College in Hamilton... 

Tomorrow he will repeat this ride but he will begin in Hamilton and end in Niagara Falls.
Here is the route...SEE the cheerleader..that will be ME.......



It has not been easy this year when YOU watch the love
of your life fight an enemy that has no friends. I cannot even tell you how
he fills my heart completely.  He is MY ALWAYS fellow!

I have seen him struggle many times but never has he complained openly, 
but I saw his despair in those quiet moments when he thought I was not watching..
My heart was just torn apart! 

I just kept praying he would get to this point....AND HE HAS...
It is really amazing when others believe in him too..

Thank you again..

I was not at all prepared today for the EMOTIONAL RIDE 
this has taken me... I had my dark glasses on this morning and my hat
covered most of my face, because I did not want him to see me crying....

I laughed at this photo...He had his SANDALS on with socks
such a FAUX PAS...( fashion NO NO )...He could not 
wear his riding shoes while driving lol

NEVER would I allow him to put socks with sandals...
BUT who was going to see him this early AM....? :)



I was not allowed to go behind the drop off point...so while I was driving away, I was able
to catch this photo of him, looking at me with that smile that brightens up my world. 


I am not too worried about my BELOVED as his big Brother, Greg will never be far...
He will be riding his  BMW Motorcycle ( as a volunteer for the ride)  and will be staying with us till MONDAY. His responsibility is to keep the cyclists on course...Let me say, there is no doubt in my mind he will never be far from his baby brother... 
Two of my most favourite MEN in the WORLD!




so I must run, I have a sign to paint and supplies to pick up for their supper this 
evening...Last night we had spaghetti and meat balls...they needed lot;s of carbs
and I made some strawberry rhubarb pies...

Tonight they will feast on Salmon Steaks, Ceasar Salads and more PIES...


ALWAYS......



89 comments:

  1. Aww, Samm, you made me tear up with this post. I know about a lot of what you said in your post because my 2nd oldest brother is a bike rider for MS rides. He also is a prostate cancer survivor, so I am praying for your David to come through too. David is lucky to have his older brother to keep an eye on him. He is Sooo lucky to have you in his corner too! Hugs!

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    1. I will say Carol, we all know someone who has something to overcome..it does make it easier when you have cheerleaders..today was filled with them..thanks for your sweet note.. and blessings to your family...

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  2. How wonderful! I will be thinking of your BP and Greg on their ride. Wishing them a safe day. To you I send a hug to support you too. Hip Hip Hooray for BP!

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    1. Thank you Gracie, it was felt today...there was a charge that was so evident..so much determination, so much passion...

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  3. Glad I had the tissues on hand with this post Samm. Your sweetheart is such an inspiration. I cannot imagine the preparation that went into this day, and what a ride it will be...that is quite a long way! You will be in my thoughts today. xx

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    1. He certainly was Cori, I am so proud of him...tomorrow an even bigger test though..rain in the forecast...slow and steady...he is determined I will give him that...and tomorrow I am wearing waterproof mascara lol

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  4. Oh, Samm... He is a real hero! And all your family! I wish him health, and joy and happiness with all my heart!

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    1. HI Olga...that he is...and always has been...he loved all of your notes...from around the world....he feels the love, that is for sure...

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  5. Yes, a tear to our eyes this AM. Sending the best to all of you. May David have the ride of his life today and tomorrow! Hang in there. That's what big hats and sunglasses are for! ;-)

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    1. Joan, sweet Joan...yes I knew there was a reason for all of my large hats and dark glasses.......I needed them today...thanks for caring..

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  6. God Bless and God Speed to David and all the participants and their families ... <3 Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat...such a lovely note...

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  7. I do hope they don't get too wet. Good luck to all the riders.

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    1. Tomorrow, will be the test for them all Dolores..rain all day...

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  8. I am cheering them on from Illinois. All good thoughts coming your way.

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    1. I think he heard a Mary cheer lol...

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  9. LOTS OF CHEERS coming from South Carolina, Samm! Much love to all of you.

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    1. And South Carolona a Jacque could be heard lol...thanks for that...wink

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  10. Good luck and lots of success to you and your loved one!My hubby is a cancer survivor too and I admire him a lot for his courage!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Ahhhh Ariadne...our hubbys are really brave no doubt about it...they are courage in a manly package....

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  11. I wish and your David lots of love from France. What an emotional story........ Thank you for sharing this story with us

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    1. Hello sweet lady in France....it was a wonderful day...made even more special..by your sweet note...

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  12. Cheers to both of you! Ride like the wind!

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  13. I have been away from the blogs a month or so and I am happy to have connected with your post today. I am sending you a big hug. Thanks for sharing your story and the wonderful pictures.

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    1. Thank you Cati....nice to see you again...felt it too xx

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  14. The best to all of the riders and their personal support teams. My prayers are with your David and his brother for a safe couple of days on their "Bikes" and Hugs to you.

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    1. HI Selina...our boys are wonderful....they are both pretty tired today...they will be in bed within minutes...xx

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  15. I am praying for a safe ride for all! Enjoy this weekend!

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    1. Thanks Vickie....there were no casualties today...tomorrow...mmmmmmm we will need more prayers lol

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  16. My dear Samm
    God bless you and your family!Wish you a lot of health!!!
    greetings
    Aliona

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    1. Thank you sweet Aliona....your note brought such a smile....x

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  17. So much support and love!! How can you not be emotional?!! I am very happy to hear that his big brother will be with him. Cheers to everyone who is riding, volunteering, cheering and supporting!!

    -Soma

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    1. HI Soma....it was a challenging day for me...trying to hold back all those tears....but tonight
      they both gave me such a hug when they saw this post and all of your notes....xx

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  18. Go David Go! Much cheering from around the web Samm. I'm so happy he has made it this far. I know this must have been such a roller coaster ride for you all. Take care.

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    1. Thank you so Dorian...yes around the world there was a lot of love felt....I suppose with so many of us knowing someone who is being challenged., our hearts just open up , don't they / x

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  19. Add my cheers from Indiana. Be safe...have fun...and be proud of the accomplishment. He's come a long way, baby! Blessings and good health to you both!

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    1. HI Jeanie....ahhh Indiana...see us waving..thank you so much...I am proud of my man....

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  20. You choked me up...my husband is a survivor too...the C word isn't said in our home. Hugs to you and yours and yay to him for doing this, such an inspiration!

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    1. I was liked that most of the day Kristen..it is tough when anyone knows someone with C...so to all survivors...xx

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  21. I loved this post! What a great accomplishment for David! Biking and staying FIT.
    I am very proud to know him, and his lovely big brother.
    What a great week- end to have a ride for a very good cause!
    Love always to you Missie Samm

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    1. HI Rosemary B here lol. they both smiled when I read your note...Greg asked if you were single...lol x

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  22. My very best to you all. Hugs

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  23. So happy to read that your David will get this ride. Best luck to both of you
    Hugs from me

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    1. Hiiiiiiiiii Britt-INger...been missing your sweet notes....nice to see you ..x

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  24. Way to go David! Cheering from afar for all of the riders doing this wonderful thing. Hugs to both of you.

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    1. And yes from the west Coast..we could hear you Judy...he did so well today.

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  25. Hugs and prayers to both of you, the best way to beat cancer is to stay positive and keep fighting. I am a ten year survivor of breast cancer this month so I understand the fight. Tell your hubby I really admire him and will send lots of prayers for his success . He is so lucky to have such an upbeat and positive wife as you. Family support is so important. Blessings Sandra

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    1. HI Sandra....congrats for being a fighter too...I let him know this am about all the lovely notes...it is like his own cheering squad lol x

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  26. Samm, I send my prayers for both of you! And I hope you will feel my support through the Pacific Ocean ^_^ Take care of yourself!

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    1. Hello Maria..we sure do we sure do...hugs back too...thank you ..

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    1. Hi Karen....today, is a new day and one with lots of rain...oh my lol

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  28. Samantha, I hope yesterday was a good day for David. Sending healing thoughts to David and a big hug to you.

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    1. Thank you Geta…we are up early this am…a repeat of yesterday,except today it will be raining clllllllll day lol
      but they are ready…me not so much lol

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  29. This has been quite a time for you both, so I'm glad he's off on this adventure. Go, David!

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    1. and you are most aware how wonderful things can happen when people care...

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  30. Go David Go ....he did a great job!! I,m a breast cancer survivor!!

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    1. ahhhhh survivor...I cheer you too..

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  31. What an amazing, fun, exciting ride and weekend this has been for you all. He looks great & ready to go!

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    1. wellllll fun, I am not sure I would add that...challenging, heartfelt for sure...and he was in great shape this week....thanks my sweet lady

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  32. Love the smile on David's face! My thoughts are with you both.
    (((Big Hugs)))

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    1. ahhhh how nice...thank you so much

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  33. Love the smile on David's face! My thoughts are with you both.
    (((Big Hugs)))

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    1. I think they will still accept donations till end of week, next week...thanks RM

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  35. Oh I am so happy you posted this journey of David's. I can tell you from one who has been there it made him fell wonderful to be able to smile again too!!

    Lots of Love & Huggs,
    Nancy

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    1. Hellllllllo and yes you too would know what makes one smile....there is a wonderful thing that happens when people care....thank you for your note..

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    2. Hellllllllo and yes you too would know what makes one smile....there is a wonderful thing that happens when people care....thank you for your note..

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  36. Samm my heart just overflows with thanks tonight knowing that David was able to make this ride and that, despite your tears, you were able to support him through the long preparation and to cheer him on yesterday and today. You are the only one who knows how far he has come to get here and you will be the one he rejoices with at the completion of the race. What a gift it has been for him to be able to do this and what a memory you will both treasure for years to come. He is indeed a handsome man and that smile is magnetic. And so is his brother...how special it must have been to have him there for David as well. Jerry and I are halfway home tonight and hope to be there by noon tomorrow. I thought about you today (and this race!) as I sat in the stadium waiting for a ballgame that never happened - rained out. :( I hope the weather was perfect for the race! blessings, marlene

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    1. Ahhh Marlene, what a journey....it was so darn emotional..I don't think an hour went by where I was not tearing....but now almost 24 hours later, and the memories fill my heart and soul...
      We are trying to rest today...although that is hard with so many things that need our attention...so God Speed...talk soon x

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  37. I'm so happy to see him get to this point! You have certainly been on a roller coaster ride. I know you are a great cheerleader for him! My thoughts are with you both!

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    1. Thank you Linda...how nice to see your note...it has been that...a ride that was filled with emotions..

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  38. Dearest Samm...thank you so much for including your friends on this journey you and David have experienced. You will share the memories over and over again as you think back to the Ride to Conquer Cancer June 2015 ride...next year and for many years to come. There were tears and smiles as I read your posting...I could not help but smile at the picture of David smiling back at you....it is absolutely beautiful. The tears because it hurts so much when you see the love of your life suffering and as you said...fighting an 'enemy' that has no friends. Between you and me, we have probably shed as many tears as rain drops fell yesterday. It rained buckets in Michigan...I was thinking about David and hoping he did not have the same conditions to finish his ride. So glad his brother was there with him!!! Your dinner last night sounds sooo delicious!! hugs xop

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    1. HI Pauline.....ahhhh all of the above. YOU know what it is like when C touches you...you try to bear the strength and you move on....Rain...yes it has been raining for days....enough already...I have a garden I want to enjoy xx

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  39. You and David were on my mind and in my prayers this weekend. I hope all went well. I know he has brightened your life in ways that are unimaginable. May that continue for many years ahead.

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    1. HI Mary..thanks so much...wellllllll it is now behind us...and we certainly felt the love and cheering...so thankyou

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  41. Sending hugs to you both!
    Thanks for the shining example of love. Thoughts and prayers with you!

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    1. HI Kat.....ahhhhhhhhhh thank you ...

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  42. Yours is truly a love story. My thoughts and prayers are with you both always.

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    1. Oh Ev, you are so sweet...well you know how I feel about my man..

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  43. I'm new to your site but that was wonderful. Best wishes to both of you.

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    1. thank you Kathy..nice to see you here..

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  44. It is amazing how much you can love someone.... your love for your sweetheart just shined through this post!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa..how could I possibly hold back...you know what that love feels like.

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  45. Life here has been insane so I'm so behind in reading but I'm very happy to know that he exceeded his goal.

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  46. Lovely post. That's awesome that he was able to exceed the goal

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