Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 5 - your favorite quote.

Day 5 - your favorite quote.

Funnily, my favorite quote came to me a long time ago when I was training for a Century ride, which is a one-hundred mile bike ride. I used to be a distance cyclist and used to look up cycling crap all the time.  Anyway, when I read it, I just felt like it applied to everything in my life, even though ostensibly it is about cycling. It is by Greg le Mond when he was asked if training gets easier the longer you do it. Since Lucy died, it seems absolutely applicable to grief, so it is still on my desk.

"It doesn't get easier, you just get faster"
Greg le Mond 

So remember, grief doesn't get easier, you just get better at dealing with it. Word, Greg leMond.


  1. "You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

    -Eleanor Roosevelt

    I am quite an Eleanor groupie and became fascinated by her after we lost Kai. Her whole life was about overcoming- shyness, parental abandonment and early death, her husband's infidelity, and, as it turns out, the death of her infant son- and she changed the world.

    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

    -Yogi Berra

    This is actually the title of my blog- registered and all, should I ever decide to have a blog.

  2. Danielle, I love it-the blog name. And I had no idea that Eleanor Roosevelt was a dbm. Fascinating. Makes total sense.


  3. Great quote and so true... My husband does triathlons and loves cycling. Loved learning that about you :)

  4. I love that quote. And it applies to so many things too.

  5. We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. - Romans 5:3-5

    Since Aiden died I've become more spiritual and have turned to the bible for help and reassurance. This verse is my absolute favorite.

    "You gotta do 10 miles in and 10 miles out."
    - Don Ramsey (mi papa)

    I've always been a daddy's girl. He came over one night after I had my first public melt down and this is what he told me. I'm right in the middle of the storm right now and am working on making my way out.

  6. Love this quote....and thanks for the blog in case I didn't already say that!!


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