Monday, January 4, 2010

Training wheels off.Check.Helmets on.Check.Faith.Check."Now lets go learn how to ride a bike" I said to Joshua,my youngest.And we were off peddling in the direction of the grass,a soft place to land,in case he fell.And he did,over and over,up,down,a scrape here a bump there.Still,he kept on,determined this would be the day....
So when the time came....I let go.

From the sidelines,we watched,my oldest and I,and quietly I whispered,"Just look at him go".Smile.He was going so fast I had to yell out..."Slow down"...and he did...of course the pole he hit had something to do with that.He jumped up,yelling,and screaming.We started laughing and soon after he started laughing too.He climbed back on,and took what he needed from that pole.Flying with his new wings,around and around,he soared.

And so I learned,just like he did,that there are times in which the training wheels must come off,a time in which we put on our helmets,expecting a few bumps and bruises along the way,and that we must always head in the direction of the grass.



As always,thank you so much for stopping by

12 comments:

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Cat, you have a gift for writing. I enjoyed this post.The memories of last year came back again when I took the training wheels off my nephews bike and watched him learn to "fly". What an honor I will always feel that I got to be there and be the one to encourage him and watch him learn . This is a moment in life we never forget, the day we learned to ride a bike. Then as an adult when we take on the new and unlearned there must also be a point where we have the courage to take the training wheels off if our growing is to expand

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Lisa said...

LOL, Cat, I felt the anxiety! It brought back the memories x 3! What an accomplishment for both of you. Love it!

Hugs, Lisa

Panz said...

Hi Cat, happy New Year! love this post, just like my kids too :D

The Country Nest said...

Hi Cat,
Thanks for coming by and thanks for your kindness. Now listen, I loved your post, savor all these special moments because you blink and you are looking at a grown man wondering how you got here. Enjoy! and gets lots of hugs and kisses in.
hugs,
Donna

Brenda LaBell said...

Oooooo Cat, such a great post. It's the little things in life that we cherish forever. Now I'm anxious for Spring so I can teach my Grandson how to ride without his training wheels, he is going to love it!!!

Thank you for your well wishes also, finally feeling a bit better, yippeeeee!!

Happy New Year!!
Brenda

Debrina said...

Wow - isn't that just the coolest thing! I love cycling and I hope your boy doesn't look back! He is in for tremendous fun. I never feel more free than when I'm on my bike! To me, it's all about the freedom!

Corrina's Creation said...

Thanks for sharing your story!!

Diane said...

This is the cutest post I have ever read! I'm smiling ear to ear. That was so beautiful!

Cindy said...

Aw, Cat...what a sweet post. Your little guy is adorable and looks so proud. We are trying to get my 5 year old to learn to ride without his training wheels too. Hope your new year is off to a great start! :-)

vintagesusie said...

Cat, thanks so much for stopping by my blog & leaving such a sweet comment. I loved your poem quote..it was just perfect for today! I adored your post & I too will put my helmet on, delve in & head for the grass! Hugs, Susie ;)

noodle and lou said...

i love this so much cat! so well written...i'm going to remember to keep my helmet on tight and head for the grass too. you are soo sweet:):) xox...jenn