I am sure to some of you this will seem like no big deal. Others of you may wonder why a 10 year old doesn’t know how to ride a bike in the first place. Let me just say, this is a HUGE accomplishment and you should have seen this little girl beaming from ear to ear! Forget that, you should have seen this mama beaming from ear to ear!
Riding a bike was one of those things I wasn’t sure Meg would ever do. But, the area we are moving to has a wonderful bike path and we wanted desperately to start riding bikes as a family again…something we haven’t done since our oldest was little. We’ve tried for many years to help Megan ride a bike without training wheels, but it was hard and her temper was short.
On Monday at piano lessons I saw a bike just laying there in the back yard and I knew Lynnette wouldn’t mind (right Lynnette?), so I asked Megan if she would like to try. She eagerly hopped on, but immediately began to freak out on me. But I stayed calm.
I ran up and down that driveway hanging on to her and the bike, encouraging her in huffs and puffs, until I began to feel her easing into the whole balancing act of bike riding.
And then I let go.
It was beautiful.
She was beautiful.
And I will never forget that moment as long as I live.
The moment she rode off into the sunset.