Tomorrow . . . .

We leave tomorrow for Ragbrai!!!

I’m a bundle of excitement and nerves all rolled up into HOLY COW I’m going to bike across Iowa.

I’m not sure what kind of internet access I’ll have, so you can follow Ragbrai on Facebook. I’m sure they’ll be posting updates.

<–Can you believe that picture? All those people. Holy cow.

You might know a little about our story with Ragbrai, but I’ll share it here again.

We’re riding for: Lynn Boeyink (My mother in law) who passed away in October (2011) from cancer. Mary B–the mother of my hubby’s dear friend–who died in Summer of 2011 from cancer.  Penny M–my step-mom who is, right now, fighting cancer. She starts her third treatment on Monday! She’s fighting hard. Her spirits are up. Sandy R–she’s undergoing chemo right now as well.

Cancer has probably hit close to you throughout your lifetime, so you know what we’re going through.

We wanted to do something about it, so we started Arizona Pain Train. We’ve raised nearly $3,000 so far. Thank you so much for your support.

And as of July 1st–a percentage of my proceeds from ALL of my books will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Another person I’m riding for is Joshua K. He suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of crashing while bike riding.

Lots of things on my heart during this ride, and I’m honored to be out there several hours a day sifting through thoughts, praying on things, and enjoying the scenery with my sweet hubby!

***I hear Emma is taking over my blog while I’m gone–and she might have a big giveaway happening as well!***

See you next week.

 

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