Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lucky stars.

I never knew in my wildest dreams when I got into this wonderful world of Triathlons, FB, Dailymile and my BLOG that I would be so blessed to meet (both in person & virtually) such amazing, talented, kind hearted, generous and supportive people. It's true, I have always been surrounded by such people with my family and friends BUT it has grown exponentially. For the love they hold in their heart could cure any ills, bring peace to any war, a feast to any famine and shelter to the masses. And I don't for one single moment take any of this for granted - for it is I who am the luckiest person for having you all in my life.

I am blessed to have the opportunity to be able to train with the most wonderful of friends and not only share in quality time with them but to learn from their individual talents. And in doing so I am able to relish in all there is to know about them and count my lucky stars that they call me FRIEND. After Sunday's bike ride I was treated to a beautiful afternoon tea with Clair and Sarah. Thankyou ladies - it was a special afternoon filled with a tonne of laughter. The previous Friday I got to have lunch with Tracy, Susan, Kylie and Karen. My social circle has never been so exciting. I'm spoilt rotten - I know. You girls are just the best.

Take yesterday for example. How could my day have gotten any better. I don't think it could of. I got to spend my morning with my family before they headed off for school. Then Sarah came over with her little ones and we had morning tea and lunch together. I was then treated to a special parcel in the mail by my friend Erin. Now Erin and I have not met in person - but we have met via FB through a mutual friend Logan whom I met through DailyMile. From the moment we accepted eachother's friend add - we connected instantly. It's kind of hard to explain but I am sure you have all experienced meeting someone and having an instant connection - well that is what my friendship is like with Erin.

Erin spoilt me to a really AWESOME present - and I find it really hard to express in words my gratitude. Just know Erin that my gratitude extends from the bottom of my heart and I look forward to the day that we will meet. Check out my awesome present:
I am going to wear this as I do a ride on my way up to Yeppoon. I love it. Fits like a glove too.

Then yesterday afternoon as I was waiting in my car to pick up the kids from school Kate pops up at my window and hands me a beautiful card with a gas cannister wrapped in a pretty pink bow. Thankyou so much Kate. I really appreciate the return of the cannister. And your kind words in that card meant alot to me.
Then to top the day off I popped over to drop some things off at Jennie and Pauls and I got treated to the yummiest cupcakes, best coffee and the most gorgeous of cards from Tahnee and Sienna. How spoilt and lucky am I. Thankyou girls, you have such BIG hearts and are a real blessing. Your smiles and beautiful cards made me feel very very special indeed. Thankyou Paul and Jennie.
I wish you could have seen the smile on my face last night when I went to bed. It was bigger than the Cheshire cats. I still don't know how it is I came to be so surrounded by amazing individuals. The way you all care about me will never ever be forgotten or taken for granted. THANKYOU.

So tomorrow is the day Stephen and I make our way up to Yeppoon. I am about to drop my bike off to the wonderful Panther Cycles for it's check up. Yes, my gorgeous baby needs a pre-race checkup. I am super excited about driving 14 hrs up to Yeppoon and getting to spend quality time with my hubby and I am also excited about wearing my helmet with my own personal name on it. Check it out.
You reckon I will stand out?

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage