15 March 2008

Today, six years ago, my first long ride, Naboom2Germany, started. The ride that changed so much in my life. I learned many lessons from many strangers, also from a piece of equipment, the KLR.

God deemed it necessary that cancer came into my life to pull some brakes. This morning, to celebrate life, I went jogging, shuffling, for a very short distance. And the whole time I told myself “I am alive!”

Going it Alone

Lord, I need others.

The way of man is too hard to be trodden alone. But I avoid the hands outstretched to help me,

I want to act alone, I want to fight alone, I want to succeed alone.

And yet beside me walks a friend, a spouse, a brother, a neighbor, a fellow-worker.

You have placed them near me, Lord, and too often I ignore them. And yet it is together that we shall overcome the world.

Lord, grant, that I may see, that I may accept, all the Simons on my road.  (Michel Quoist)

My first night on the way to Germany. I already realized then I that had too much luggage with me (15/03/2008)Day 1


About Lodie

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8 Responses to 15 March 2008

  1. Patricia Govers-Tesch says:

    O YES Lodie, it is the story of our lives: we always, all of us, start off with too much luggage to go through life and learn to downsize. We end up learning that we really only need so very little… health, some food, friends, the basics. God Bless!

  2. Gerda Lombard says:

    Wat ‘n gebed en getuienis ……… Ons sê dankie dat jy leef, jy is ‘n voorbeeld vir ons almal.

  3. Roelf Kleynhans says:

    Dis werklik goed om weer van jou te hoor! Jou positiwiteit en dankbaarheid spreek boekdele. Ek is werkik bly dat jou gesondheid so verbeter het dat jy selfs ‘n draffie kon uitpak – al is dit ‘n kort entjie.

    Ek beplan om Vrydag 4 April weer in Bela Bela te wees vir werk. Dit moet egter nog bevestig word. Moontlik kan ek dan by jou ‘n draai maak as jy beskikbaar is. Dis minder as 70 km verder. Ek sal jou betyds laat weet.



  4. Christine R-G says:

    Even trying to go it alone, you cannot outrun the footfall of those taking turns as they join and leave the rhythm of your steps. Have a long, long run Lodie…

  5. Trots op jou deursettingsvermoe, en dankbaar vir almal wat daar is vir jou, en in diep afhanklikheid voor ons Vader vir sy teenwoordigheid my Broer.

  6. Louis de Villiers says:

    Hallo Lodie, jy is ‘n toonbeeld van God se krag in ons as sy kinders. Hy wil nie he ons moet gaan le nie, maar put uit sy bron van sterkte, soos jy doen! Jy is in ons gedagtes en gebede!

    Groete, Louis en Riana.

  7. Johan Weideman says:

    Hi Lodie
    Dankie vir jou email. Ek is bly dit gaan goed met jou. Jy is regtig ‘n inspirasie vir my. Ons bid vir jou en onthou by die Here is niks onmoontlik nie.

    “Om ‘n spin op ‘n KLR te vat is altyd goedkoper as om ‘n sielkundige te sien”

    Johan Weideman

  8. Guillaume Francois says:

    All shiny and new… 🙂

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