An Adventure In Recovery....

Last winter The Murphy Family shared a season's greeting that stated an intention (see to not look back with respect to our collective recovery to the afflictions associated with the family illness of alcoholism. Collective, but very personal as well, and through expression and offering transparency early in this recovery, it is our hope that not only significant growth occur within for each of us, but that growth and service to others is provided through the experience, strength, and hope we convey in our Adventure in Recover (see

To be perfectly clear this is the kid's deal, not mine and not their mother's. Through the Grace of God the timing of this opportunity for them to bicycle together from Oregon south to San Luis Obispo is now. Life starts sending people in a million different directions as we all know, and this truly is their opportunity to stop time and simply be together with their feelings and reflections of the family illness around alcoholism. Not one excuse has been presented to delay, defer, or modify the trip. As the sheep herder for this ride, I get the honor and privilege to witness them in this evolution and transformation that steps them away from victim and exposes their inherent beauty to themselves and to others. There is no script to this journey. The bike simply is the vehicle to deliver the healing. The bike, in all its simplicity, offers the opportunity to escape, reflect, and heal. There is no doubt in my heart and soul that this experience will strengthen their spirits and soften their heart.

IF all goes according to their grand scheme, the kids will be sharing thoughts to peers through various social media forums, including the posting of other visual media (See

The blessing....

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again.
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
wheelingandhealing wheelingandhealing
46-50, M
Jul 22, 2010