Monday, August 29, 2011

Saturday was a special day for us and a day I have been looking forward to for months.  Children and the Earth along with Hogs for Humanity and the L.E.A held a motorcycle rally and Skyler was one of two children that they held this for.  The other boy has had 4 open heart surgeries and a stroke.  The ride was called Hogs for Humanity Motorcycle Rally.  Everyone met at Brewskies in Ogden and then took the scenic route all the way to Lucky 13 in SLC.  These people are amazing!  I was so privilege just to be there and take part in this amazing event, let alone have some of the donations go towards Skyler.  I met some of the most kind hearted and sweet people there and it was so cool to see all the motorcycles.  One thing that was very special to me was my uncle and two aunts rode their bikes down to ride with everyone.  I wasnt planning on riding at all but my uncle Richard asked if I wanted to go with him.  I of course said yes.  I thought I would be really scared riding on a motorcycle but I wasnt scared at all, it was just really fun and the view was awesome.  It was really cool to look ahead and behind me and see all those motorcycles and it was even cooler that they were all their to support us.  Also I thought it was really neat that when we hit an intersection one of the bikers would stop their bike in the middle to block traffic so we could all go through and stay together.  Let me tell you I am anything but cool but being able to ride along side a bunch of motorcycles like that made me think I was cool for a couple hours...(haha ya I wish).  I am so grateful that my uncle asked me to ride with him so I could experience that.  After the ride everyone met at Lucky 13 where they had lunch and a raffle.  I wasnt going to take Skyler at first so I could go around and talk to and thank everyone but he really wanted to see the motorcycles so I let him come.  I was still pretty nervous about him being around alot of people so we stayed back and I wasnt really able to talk to everyone like I wanted but I want everyone to know just how grateful I am.  I am so lucky to have been able to meet such amazing people and be on the receiving end of such great service.  I dont know how to put into words just how thankful I am and how much this means to me.  Again I was reminded of how good people can be and how I want to be.  I am so grateful to everyone who took the time to put this together and make this possible.  I would love one day to be apart of an organization that does so much good for others and to pay it forward!! 

                                   This is a good lookin view

This is where they could register inside Brewskies. 

Some of the awesome people that were there and helped with this amazing event!

These are the kids of my sweet neighbor that helped make this possible for Skyler.  Skyler wasnt too happy about me taking so many pictures of him.  I think if he could smash my camera so I could never take pictures again he would :)

More wonderful people that were there.  The girl with the bandanna on is actually my 3rd grade teachers daughter.  This was really cool because Mrs. Dewey was my favorite teacher ever!

This is my aunt Patti.  Isnt she cool?  I love her and am so glad she came out to support us. 

My dad with my uncle Richard who I rode with and his wife Lori who also rode on her own bike.  Man I love my family!

This is me finding out I get to go too!

My mom and dad got crafts for Skyler to do while they waited for us to get back

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who came out and who made this event possible!


EMILY said...

That's awesome! The three in the picture with Mrs. Dewey's daughter - that is our families good friends Kent and Susan Chadwick and Paula Brown! They are the nicest people in the world! Looks like you all had fun!

Susi said...

That is so freakin cool!!! haha.. I would love to ride on a motorcycle. How fun! So many people love you guys! :)