On Sunday, July 31st the family woke up early in order to get to the starting point for the Ride. Some last minute errands were ran, breakfast was largely skipped. Even though we were all excited to see how God would provide through the ride I think we were also a bit apprehensive of the emotion that would accompany the day. It’s still hard, especially for DJ, to talk about why we’re doing this, about why Derek isn’t here to laugh and play with Sammy.
This run was largely organized by members of ABATE, particularly Karen Thacker. We’re so grateful for her passion and dedication in organizing the event, I can’t imagine how we would have done it otherwise.
God is kind, friends. The turn out was great, and the funds raised will certainly help in the fight for Sammy’s safety, the people I spoke with were incredibly sweet and genuinely horrified at why we would need to have an event like this.
To all the people who donated money, to all the people praying for us, and to the organizations that gave us donations – thank you. Thank you for partnering with us in this.