Assos

Keep it Real Wednesday Assos May 12, 2021 Today’s message is most definitely a “Keep it Real” message. To give you some background, Rosemary and I have logged over 2,000 miles on the blessing bike and have enjoyed every minute of it.  Previously to riding with Rosemary, I was a sporadic bike rider with an occasional commute to work and …

Cinco de Mayo

Keep it Real Wednesday Cinco De Mayo May 5, 2021 In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I asked Rosemary to share her favorite story related to Cinco de Mayo. I could see her wheels turning and could tell from her soft expression that a story was brewing. She said, “Do you remember when your Dad died, and we spent hours …

Up, Up and Away

Keep it Real Wednesday Up, Up and Away April 28, 2021 For Rosemary’s 85th birthday (in 2011), we surprised her with a hot air balloon ride, something she always wanted to do.  She asked Nick, our 14-year-old son, to join her. We were excited about Nick and Rosemary sharing such a special experience.  Little did we know what was in …

Ham Spread

Keep it Real Wednesday Ham Spread April 21, 2021 For those of you who have not met Rosemary in person, she weighs in at about 90 pounds. She has always had a slight build but keeping weight on her in her 90’s has not been the easiest thing to accomplish.  Consequently, when Rosemary has a craving for a certain food, …

Let’s Play a Game

Keep it Real Wednesday April 14, 2021 Let’s Play a Game Yesterday, Rosemary, Cooper and I ventured out on the blessing bike to enjoy some afternoon sunshine. We took a different path than normal and detoured to the Elementary School my children attended many years ago.    My mind was flooded with memories of my children (who are now 30 …

Live Fearlessly

Keep it Real Wednesday April 7, 2021 Live Fearlessly Today, I am going to tell you a story. For Mother’s Day 2001, Wade surprised our family with a train ride on the Historic Thunder Mountain Express that weaved along the river between Horseshoe Bend and Cascade.   We eagerly boarded the train and secured our window seats to enjoy all the …

In Memory of Angie

Keep it Real Wednesday March 31, 2021 In Memory of Angie About 18 months ago, the Blessing Bike was invited to participate in a community car show and provided a booth so people could see the bike in person. We had a fun day of giving rides and just connecting with people who wanted to learn more about The Blessing …

The Mansion

Keep it Real Wednesday March 10, 2021 The mansion The other morning, Rosemary said she wanted to share “the most beautiful dream”.  She ate a bit of breakfast and we waited for the weather to warm up before we could go for a bike ride and talk about her dream. She said she dreamt about her childhood home and described it …

Some things are worth waiting for

Keep it Real Wednesday March 3, 2021 Some things are worth waiting for When I was about 6 years old, there was a popular TV show called “Family Affair”. The show was about Bill Davis, a wealthy bachelor living alone in New York City with his butler Mr. French.  Mr. Davis’s life suddenly changed when he became the guardians for …