June 4th we had our annual Walk to Defeat ALS. It was a perfect day weather wise and it was a great day over all. Our team, Gordie's Groupies raised over $14,000 and had 96 walkers. I am grateful for the show of support from everyone that contributed to the cause. I hope a cure is found soon because it is a devastating disease.
People tell me how much of an inspiration I am to so many people. I certainly don't feel like it. But when I think about others that have inspired me, I think I get it. To be quite honest, I'm only doing what comes as a natural thing for me to do, and that is to trust God and let him have his way in my life.
I often picture it this way. I'm like a little boy holding on to my Fathers hand walking along and looking up at him, asking why did this happen to me? He looks down at me, smiles, and says to me, trust me son, everything will be alright. Content with his answer for now, we continue walking hand in hand. I have come to the conclusion I don't have to know all the reasons why things happen, but simply realize God has everything under control because that's what he said. One day, it will all make sense and we will be grateful for the lessons learned.