Lady Biker Gets Married

Posted: 3rd July 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

It’s finally happened – the day I’ve been waiting for a long, long time. I married my wonderful honey, Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. We did it in our back yard on the lake, in front of our family and friends and enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and eating and drinking and singing karaoke and watching the kids play in the water. It was exactly what I hoped it would be – even better.

Afterwards, honey and I rode off (I even agreed to ride … wife) to start the rest of our lives together. We’ll be heading to Austin tomorrow for some more time of just us in one of our favorite towns – doing one of our favorite activities. I mean riding, of course! While we can’t take a long honeymoon ride just now, we will be planning a number of shorter rides throughout the month and a longer vacation later in the year.

And who cares when we go off together? We made our own commitment to each other a long time ago, in a prayer garden outside Mena, Arkansas. This was just putting a public exclamation point on the end of it.

Taking a motorcycle ride together is a perfect way to punctuate the end of one phase of our lives and begin the next phase because motorcycles have been so important to us throughout our lives together. They represent a shared pastime, something we will always have in common, something we don’t fight about (not that we fight about anything), and something we always enjoy. Even though we can’t communicate on our bikes (since I don’t have a CB), we’re always connected by an invisible thread that keeps me close behind him.

It’s a lot like our relationship as a whole. We’re both individuals with our own lives who have come together to create a shared life. We bring families, children, who have become adults in their own right before we ever even met each other. Each of us has lost a parent and continues to grieve over that loss while rejoicing in the relationship with our remaining parent. We each have a job that is important to us and which requires travel – never to the same place at the same time, it seems. We are often riding solo.

When you’re following a leader on a bike trip, he (or she) points out obstacles, navigates unexpected hazards, chooses a route, but you always have the option of following or not.

Believe it or not, I’m actually a pretty good follower and am mostly (though not always) content letting Tim lead the way. Let’s face it; most of our lives are apart because our jobs take us away from home so much so I have plenty of time to be in charge when I’m away and it’s not really all that great!

How fortunate I am to have found someone who, while he may appear reserved and stoic, actually not only tolerates me but appreciates me, enjoys me, and loves me for the bouncy, pouncy, quirky girl I am – a girl who dances down the steps to meet her groom on her wedding day (to a rock montage he picked out himself – while keeping a straight face)! He’s the perfect guy for a Lady Biker and thank you, Lord, for allowing our paths to cross in this world full of so many people who may be wonderful on their own but just aren’t quite right for me!

I’m a truly happy, blessed woman and eternally grateful for our family and friends who share our enthusiasm and love!

To see the RockStar Bride dancing down the aisle to Highway to Hell, click here: RockStar Bride Walks to “Highway to Hell”

Until next time, eyes up and wheels down.