I am grateful for my two terrific kids. For their honesty, humour, and love. I am grateful that they continue to teach me things , that they are well balanced, caring, respectful, and most of all that they are mine.
|Taylor and I , Little Bay 1/1/10|
I am grateful for my parents, who's undying love shows me the way forward. Even though they are close to there seventies, they still have a spark and a jest for life, that I only wish to emulate when I get to their age. My relationship with them is stronger than ever.
I am grateful that I am still healthy.
I am grateful for my partner , who knows all my faults and loves me anyway. Who lets me not only indulge my passions, but shares in it with me. You are a great step parent to Taylor and Nathan. This alone is no easy task. For your understanding and unconditional love I am truly grateful.
I am grateful that I have kept it rubber side up, have been able to ride some great roads, and seen some great places. I am even more grateful that I have been able to share some of these journeys with you all. I have learnt to love this place, I call home, more and more. I am grateful at how lucky I am.
I am grateful to have met some great people along the way, who share my passion. For those that have taken the time to read my blog and comment, I feel truly honoured to have shared some of my stories and life experiences with you. To the people who's blogs I follow, thank you, for letting me share in your journeys, triumphs and tragedy's. My life is richer because you have done so.
So to Terry, Nathan, Taylor, Mum, Dad, Tim & Sandra, Jean & Gary, Geoff James, SonjaM, Lori, Tony, GeorgeF, Andy & Jo, Brady, Jamie & Paulin, Rodney &Sharon, Bandit rider, Avgas, Kiwonabike, Oz, Mark & Anne, John Mc, Tony, and to anyone I may have missed unintentionally I am grateful for having you along for the journey this year. I wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas. I wish for you all a fantastic New Year. And I hope we travel many more miles together.
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope you have a white Christmas (Ummm not so sure I should say that by the blogs I read, I don't think snow is that welcome amongst the motorcycling fraternity)
To those in the South , lets crack open a cold one, put another steak on the BBQ, grab the sun block, a hat, maybe even a good book, and lets soak it all up.......after the ride of course.
All the best everyone.
As I write this, New Zealand is in shock at the death of 29 miners at the Pike River mine on the West Coast. My thoughts are with those family's and their loss. For five long days the country has waited for news, only for this tragic outcome.