I have been reading the Fat Cyclist blog for a long time. I started reading when he and his friends built a teeter totter for their mountain bikes in the back yard. Eldon Nelson is the author and though I have not met him he is the kind of guy you just want to hang out with. He loves life, doesn’t take himself too seriously, and cares deeply for his family and friends.

A few months ago we found out his wife Susan has cancer. As I read the post I could feel the love he has for his wife and children and my heart went out to them. I felt like a trusted friend as he shared the internal struggle of how much to tell us because, after all, it’s a cycling blog.

A few days ago I rejoiced with him when they received a good report from the Dr. then over the weekend things took a turn for the worse. Eldon is telling us the final chapter of Susan’s life has been written. My heart is crushed today. I don’t know where they stand spiritually Eldon has tried to keep things light and humorous except for a few serious posts. I read a lot of blogs and today Dean Barnett passed away. Dean was a great thinker, light hearted, and gracious. I will lift up the Barnett family as well but the Nelson family is different. I don’t know why.

What I do know is my friends are full of faith and people of prayer. Not the type who are casual in their time with God but passionate and take God at His word. So I’m posting a link to the Fat Cyclist blog so you can read Eldon’s latest post and stand in the gap for this family. I want to do more but I don’t know what to do. I want to fix it but I know that’s out of my hands. No pressure. If something stirs in you go read the post and stand with them in prayer.

Bless you all.

Getting the Ending Right

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Gary Trobee is a certified coach and a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders and their teams.

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