Why I ride... THE CHILDREN ARE WORTH IT!
This is my TENTH year participating in Courage and the FIRST for MY children to ride. I hope this is just the start of another decade of Courage together as a family!
I ride AS a mother, and FOR my patients Mother’s, as I could never in a million years fully comprehend what their heart endures. I'm riding for our Doctors whose research is dedicated to making a better life for our children and all of Pediatric medicine. I ride for my fellow Nurse Practitioners and PA's, who shed so much laughter and tears throughout the years. I'm riding for the bedside nurses who spend more than half their day caring for someone else's child and the other 12 hours thinking about those same kids.
The jobs are endless, tireless, occasionally thankless but 100 times over, worth it! I'm riding for the memories and the experience. I'm riding for an incredible humbling experience in the mountains, God's country, with my husband and this year for the FIRST time...with MY children. I ride to heal, I ride for the community of cycling and the community in general. I'm ride...because the children are worth it!