By golly, my husband not only participated, he finished the 102 mile journey, as did my Dad and thousands of other riders.
It was sooooo cool. I have never been so proud of Matt - he dedicated crazy early mornings, long evenings, and many of his Saturdays to training for the ride. It was grueling and beyond exhausting, and he did it.
Seeing him cross the finish line gave me chills - I was overcome with excitement and emotion. I can only imagine how he felt.
And for those of you who supported him through prayer and financial giving - thank you. We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate your encouragement. Every time a donation would come through, I saw the excitement building on Matt's face - giving him motivation and the assurance that people believed in him.
To my husband and my dad: I am so darn proud of you two. I love you both, and I thank God for your diligence and perseverance. You two inspire me.