Friday, September 4, 2009

I just wanted to say..................

........that you guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that you know that I think that - but I've been out here in MT for 3 days now and I can't stop thinking how much better a Ride to Cure this'd be w/ a healthy dash of West Michigan added to the stewpot! Now - I'm not just talkin' about numbers here - although if all y'all were here we'd have quadrupled the size of this Ride - I'm talking about the spirit and the passion and the love and the joy that our Team brings wherever we go. The folks here are great, don't get me wrong. They are committed and ridin' for all the right reasons and fun to hang with and all that ................

But.........................they ain't you guys!

And here's the thing - no one else is! I've once again been the recipient of praise from crew and coaches about our Team last weekend, just like I am anytime I go anywhere JDRF-related. Remember when Tim said that it was Sam and Jeremy's jobs in VT to make me look good? Well - you guys make Nic and I look REAL GOOD and while she doesn't need the help I most surely do and I appreciate it very much!

I can't wait for the next Team Ride! I really hope that all of our VT riders will join the DV squad and regale them w/ tales both tall and true about the 10 inches of rain, sub-zero temps, hurricane, swarms of locusts, earthquakes and tidal waves we survived. ( Not to mention our respective drives!)

I miss you guys, that's all I'm sayin'. I kinda missed you guys in VT too....and I feel bad about that. It was great to get a chance to ride to the finish w/ some of you - I know you don't need me but it was awesome to get to ride up that final hill w/ somma my peeps.

I hafta go eat dinner and continue to fend of Trish and Aly's attempts to get me to play my guitar - I never shoulda had it sent out here! See you guys next week - I hope you shake those colds asap and I'll talk to you later!

Yours, MC

5 comments:

Amy Fisher said...

Mike, I can not thank you enough for your passion to our team and JDRF as a whole. It fills me with such pride when I see you talk at the events, to know you personally and that you "belong" to us (West Michigan). You are what this world needs more of, a man of passion, humor, kindness...I could go on and on! Once again, thank you for being you and blessing all of us with your dedication!

Patti Bills said...

I know we'll all wanna see video posted of your guitar performance in MT. Pllllleeeease? (someone has to have it.)

MC said...

That is nothing but a vicious rumor!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to what Amy said..it really does make me proud to be a part of this family...thanks for all you do Mike

Linda TP said...

that last comment was me..forgot to put my name.. :)