Thursday, February 6, 2014

Prepare the Cowgirl...



THE LULU CHRONICLES
Those of you who have been with me from the beginning know that this blog started out chronicling my health journey, both physical and spiritual. With the help of my pink bike, LuLu, I was going to change the world, at least the tiny parts of the world that overlapped my own universe. I was going to drop weight, ride the pink bike, and learn from the meditations gleaned from riding said bike. LuLu was a gift from the Hubs for my sixtieth birthday. Gary believed in all that I did and always became my biggest encourager and supporter. The man loved me, what can I say?
Here we are almost three years later and my universe has indeed changed, not by me, mind you, but change it has. I’ve lost some weight. I have grown spiritually, kicking and screaming all the way. And, I’ve lost the Hubs. He’s no longer in my corner cheering me on, at least here at this address. However, he is still my biggest encourager and inspiration. His words ring around in my head and heart always. “You can do this, babe” will forever spur me on to what’s next.
So, what is next?
Answer: I don’t know. What I do know is that whatever it is, I want to make him proud—Gary that is. I also know God will be in on it as well. I think my future will still include a pink bike. I still have weight to lose. I still have a long way to go before I unlock the secrets to the universe. And, I’m still trying to get my heart around how to trust God without fear. All of that is going to take a lot of pedaling, folks.
So, here’s the deal: Stay with me. Pedal along beside me. Keep asking the hard questions and I’ll do the same. Get healthy. Humble your heart. Ride down the road with your head up and you’re your eyes open. I’m positive the road will still be bumpy at times and take unimaginable detours. I’m equally positive it’s going to hurt at times. But, there will be glorious days of sunshine and Sonshine as well. Live for those days. Yearn for them.
Yeah, there are six or seven inches of snow out there right now, and currently the temperature is setting on -2 and not budging. But, spring is coming. Get ready. Saddle up. Oil the chains. Adjust the seat. Prepare the Cowgirl. LuLu and I are about to hit the road and you are invited.
Later,
deb

3 comments:

Lindsey Hoffman said...

Deb,
You're my hero.
<3 Lindsey

The LuLu Chronicles said...

Thank you, Lindsey. Hey, when are you coming this way again? I'd love to visit...

Lindsey Hoffman said...

Not this year, unfortunately. Would you consider a vacation at a Christian arts community in central WA? Because that's where I'll be, mostly: grunewaldguild.com