Written by cycleguy on July 27th, 2017

I’m anticipating being back to work by today (Thursday) but just in case, I wanted this post to be ready to go. {Note: I am not at the office. I need to be careful in what I do and where I go}.

It is easy to dismiss my story because well…you have heard it before. But like you, every event in my life makes up my story. I read recently that my life is not an autobiography being written by me, but a biography written by God. There is a scene near the end of Back to the Future 3 where Jennifer opens the paper from the future that said Marty was fired and it was blank. When she asks him about it Doc Brown says, “That’s because your future hasn’t been written yet. Nobody’s has.  Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one…both of you!” I like the concept because the choices I make will affect my future. I do disagree with the premise of the movie quote though because God is the Author of my future and according to Psalm 37:23: “The steps of a man are established by the Lord when he delights in his way.” Proverbs 16:9 says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.My story will always include two bike accidents-one where my life and health were almost taken by a cowardly driver (11/7/16) and one where God spared my life (2/17/17) after I did an “endo,” breaking my collarbone, 3 ribs and splitting my helmet in 3 places while doing a face plant and who knows what else.

You have also read two other stories this week. A tragic one by David, the head of 3FeetPlease where he and his family lost their best friend. You also heard from Floyd, who lost a childhood friend to a cycling accident and almost lost his wife. Those are their stories.

You have a story also. Some of it has been written. Every hurt, every scene of agony, every incident of happiness, joy and laughter…all of life makes up your story. Tell it with the realization that your story is not done. There is more coming!

So I close out this Safety Week thanking David and Floyd for their stories. I thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I’ll be drawing names at the end of the week to see who wins the bears and also who won one of the two shirts. I’ll be contacting you for your size and physical address so David can send your shirt to you and so I can send you your bear (if you won).

Thanks again for joining me this week. And remember: 3 Feet Please.



12 Comments so far ↓

  1. Zee says:

    Crazy… I’ve read the stories just now, but wow… I can’t imagine the heartbreak. And even though we’ve never met in person, I am incredibly thankful you were relatively okay after both of the accidents.

    • cycleguy says:

      And I am incredibly thankful that God saw fit to protect me. Both could have been much worse. I do look forward to the day I get to meet you and Sam.

  2. Linda Stoll says:

    Grateful that you’re well enough to head back to work.

    Give yourself grace and space to heal in every way needed. One day at a time.

    Blessings, Bill …

    • cycleguy says:

      Well…I didn’t make it Linda. Slight setback but I was maybe pushing myself a bit too much. But thanks for the advice.

  3. Yes, Bill, the stories shared here this week have been so incredibly moving. Thanks to David and Floyd both for their candor and courage!
    So happy you are now on this side of surgery and finally on the mend, my friend!

  4. floyd says:

    Worthy cause, Bill. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it. And you’re in my prayers as you heal wonderfully by the Hand that made us.

  5. Betty Draper says:

    thanks for the reminder our stories are not over ..

  6. It is scary how fragile we all are (and get reminded of this so often). So glad you’re mending nicely, Bill. Thanks for all you do and how you love and serve. You are a blessing!