Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Day 13: Albuquerque (Its about to get difficult)

We sat around each other reflecting over our journey thus far. One conclusion was that it has been fairly easygoing, I hope you don't begin to think that its all been sunshine and lollipops because God knows we have had our stuggles, biking everyday takes it toll, not to mention the early morning shuffles but because of our wonderful mothers we have been able to come into each town with a warm meal in our stomachs and a roof over our heads. In fact, I'm sitting on a warm bed thinking about the juicy steak and tender chicken I had for dinner, and knowing that I'm going to have a comfortable night before heading out tomorrow. Not exactly what you might call living in difficulty. But all that is about to change. Unfortunately our route from here to California is going to be much different. We no longer have the safety blanket of housing and a warm dinner every night. Hopefully this past week has prepared us enough for the challenges that lay ahead. The sleepless nights, the cans of tuna, the sandy deserts, and the rocky mountains, its about to get difficult. The difficulties we will face can be mastered, if we come together as a team. Since a week ago we have grown much closer. We look after each other, make sure we are taking vitamins, making sure each others bikes are in proper shape. We only have each other, by the time we reach California we will be a much closer team. I look forward to looking at my team with pride in knowing all we have accomplished. But right now I'm going to enjoy the comforts that I have often taken for granted, because after the rockies I'll cherish them.


Karl said...

Keep up the great work, gang. My prayers are with you.

momma_g84 said...

Phil. 4:13 says...I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

You Can Do It!!!

Mindy said...

You are doing great - Get ready for the long hot days ahead! We are with you every day in spirit. Love to you all, Aly's Mom & Dad

sonia said...

Hi Alive,

Enjoyed the time we spent together in Albuquerque. I will do my very best to find you places to stay. Enjoy the beautiful rockies. You will be out of there and in California in just a few days. Green pastures are waiting ahead!

Love You,
Justin's mom

Reckless_Phenomenon said...

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

Never forget, you're only as strong as your faith. God's with you on this entire journey. Put your trust in Him and He'll get you through.

-Mary Ellen (PEI, Canada)