Day 18 (Scott)
What happened! I went a whole day without a wrong turn,I think. On top of that we were off the bikes by 2 PM. I’m sure all that will change on Tuesday as we try to Navigate thru New York City and if we get thru that we have DC to look forward to.
Tuesday will be a hard day in lots of ways, not only from drive thru the city’s but of a phone call I will not receive. For as long as I can remember the first thing in the morning of my birthday I would be woke up by Dr Bob and get a birthday greeting, as I’m sure a lot of other people have also. He must have spent the first hour of his day on the phone calling people to wish them a great day. I will miss that. Birthdays is what this ride is truly about. We ride so we can share the story’s of all the birthdays that are possible because of donations that help our kids at home. We ride to share the success of the staff at The Medical Center. Sure it’s the doctors and nurses, but just important are the ones that you don’t think of. You pass them in the halls they might be in bookkeeping or the making sure the floors are clean. It takes the whole group to make it work. My hats are off to you. You have made a difference in hundreds of lives. So many more birthday are celebrated because of the work you do.
Tuesday’s ride will be full of thoughts for me, but the main one will be about all of the miracle baby’s that we have come in contact with over the years. To try to imagine what their life has in store for them. Maybe some will be doctors or a nurse, one might be in the back cooking for the patients. Who knows what they will become. Life is such a gift. Live it with passion, live like today is your last day. Hug as many people as you can. Set out each day with the goal to make a difference in someone’s life, and in the end when you are old and watching the sunset it will come to you that difference you made was in your life. Now that will be a hell of a sunset.