Spring is officially here (per the calendar at least). The New Year brought an incredible winter full of activity, opportunity, and growth.  The New Year brought answered prayer and my 43 year old husband was reunited with his biological mother, brothers, and cousins for the first time in his life! This was the first time Sean had the opportunity to look someone in the eyes that he is related to, it was a powerful 2 weeks full of a lot of emotion and gratitude for answered prayer.  For those of us who know our biological roots it is hard to understand what someone goes through that has never had that connection. Here is a picture of Sean with his biological mother, her husband, his TWO biological brothers, sister in law and our NIECE! IMG_5948-2

The spring calendar has quickly filled up with exciting events!  This April we will be returning to Galveston, TX for the Galveston 70.3 Iron Man.  I am honored to give my medal to a beautiful and brave little warrior this year who has inspired me greatly. Warrior Princess   IMG_4618

On May 18th at 7pm, I will be joining cyclists from all over the globe as we participate in the  National Ride of Silence as state coordinators for Connecticut.  I urge you to participate in a ride where you live.  These are “no drop rides”, and are slow paced for all abilities. The purpose of the ride is to honor cyclists that have been killed and or critically injured.  It is a powerful international event.  Our work as board members with Bike Walk CT has been exciting as we represented CT at the League of American Cyclists summit in DC.

My role as a board member and National Spokesperson with the American Red Cross continues to humble me. I speak at many schools and organizations about the power of blood donations, cpr, volunteerism, and the human spirit.  This year I am excited to be the honoree at the Red White and YOU Gala. To say I am honored is a gross understatement.  My chief trauma surgeon, along with family will be present at this celebration of Red Cross Heroes. For information on this event, click on this link: Red White and YOU Ball!

I look forward to speaking throughout the spring season, and meeting many of you. For those triathletes out there, I hope to see you at an event!  Namaste! The light in ME, is the light in YOU, and the light in YOU, is the light in ME!  Stay purpose driven.  Stay unfiltered.  Always move FORWARD!  lead_courageobevulnerable