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Summer Days

August 1st, 2008

Ah yes, summer's long weekend.  The first weekend in August in Ontario is always a holiday.  We had such a busy month of July with people coming and going, we decided for this long weekend we would hang together as a family, go for a bike ride or hike, go to the beach, sleep in the tent in our backyard, stuff like this. 

Well on Friday the kids and I were heading out for a bike ride, when dad pulled up from an early day at work.  He decided to grab his bike and join us.  My husband, Mike, is a carpenter.  His work can be  very physical at times, so at the end of the day he is exhausted, especially with the heat we've been having this month.  Regardless, he decided to join us and the kids are always excited when dad joins in. 

Over the years, Mike will come out for the occasional bike ride with us.  He is always on the side lines cheering the kids or myself at races.  For the last 7 years, my children have been running a 1K race to raise funds for City Kidz (an organization which helps inner city children) and an ophanage in Haiti.  Last fall, my children both did a 5K for the first time to raise funds for these two groups.  Dad or Mike has always been there to support them, but this year, Mike decided to run the 5K with our daughter to help her along.  

I wanted to attribute this message to my husband, Mike.  A lot of what I do would not be possible if I did not have his support.  He keeps the home fires burning and is 100% encouraging to me with all my crazy ideas that I come up with over the last 24 years of marriage. 

He has been a great friend and a great source of inspiration.  Thanks Mike!  I love you lots.