Thanks for dropping in......again
I came very close to not participating this year....it's been one of those crazy busy years....I've even cycled less compared to previous years, but thanks to a few thoughtful reminders from friends and family I was inspired to ride again....this will be my 6th year supporting the Ride to Conquer Cancer, and riding in the memory of my mother Odette (Serero) Bensimhon.
Many of you who are reading this are reading this and my mom's memory for the first time. What you don't know is in the past I wanted to take a moment and rewrite/refresh the short story and share something different about her. After reading it over last year I just couldn't bear to change a thing; that's just how I last remembered her.
MEMORY: My mother was only 65, back in 2005, when cancer took her away from us, far too young based on the standards of today. She was an incredible women, who devoted herself completely to her family. As a child I remember her as the last one to go to bed and the first one up, each and every morning making sure everyone was looked after.
Remarkably strong, she never showed any signs of fear during her battle. Strong until the end is how she will be remembered. Even during that difficult time she managed to comfort us. Positive in the face of adversity and always trying to bring people together is how she set a wonderful example of forgiveness. What an amazing woman. It sure was difficult to see how weak she became in the last few weeks. Cancer is such a horrible disease.
Thanks mom for watching over me and filling my life with happiness and positivity. Say hi to dad...lots of hugs...Mike.
Thanks to all the scientist, researchers, doctors, nurses, assistants and volunteers who have made it their mission to fight Cancer.
Mike aka NightRider
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