memorial day 4 years ago

back in the day, four years ago to be exact, i was training for the MS 100 ride. on one of the training rides i ended up wrecking and breaking my right elbow....shattering it into fun little pieces....!

i remember that time after the accident being so challenging. not just for the obvious reasons of not being able to drive, write, shower, and basically function but it was way more emotional and hurt my soul. things changed in a day. i wasn't able to go on a younglife camp trip that i was so pumped about going on with some great girls, wasn't able to complete the ms 100 ride that i'd been training so hard many things that i felt kept pushing me down. 
now that four years have passed, i can happily say this bike wreck was the best thing that happened to me. going full force with training, working out, younglife, and life in general was too much and i really believe that God used this accident to slow me down. 
i mean he shut it down in a day. 

a few months before the accident i bought my first home. little did i know that this home and this bike wreck would be the two things that led me to my sweet husband. he lived a few doors down from me so when i finally mustered up some energy i headed over to the pool for some sunshine and fresh air. there it was i met the love of my life. we have some funny stories on how we met, but i'll save that for another time. all that to say, memorial day has a whole new meaning in my life.

hope you all enjoy your weekend.
{i'll be back full force next week with some great diy's for the summer}

 check that short hair awesome sling...yowza


  1. Cannot believe that was 4 years ago!!! Where has the time gone? I remember it being so horrible at the time but it sure has lead you to so much happiness!


  2. My goodness! You do not look like the same person! What a disappointment, but it's so refreshing to see that you've seen it was a blessing today!

  3. What an awful accident! But so sweet that such a horrible experience led you to what was ultimately your BEST experience ever (to say the least!). Crazy how life works sometimes :)
    It's so nice to meet you! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog :)


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