Friday, January 25, 2013

{my moment}

A moment captured from the week that captured my heart. 
A Friday ritual inspired by Soulemama.

It's one of those precious, sweet mile markers of childhood. Riding a bike. My almost six year old has tried on many occasions, with much help and cheering from myself and my husband, even the other kids. So we let it rest for a while, and got him a scooter to ride along with his bike with training wheels. Then, he approached me after a long while and asked for help to try again. 

So, we went outside to try again. On his first take-off, the moment after I let go (when he normally would have wobbled slightly and immediately put a foot down), he just kept going. It was like magic to watch. He kept going, and going, and curved down the next driveway and into the street so he could see my face. It melted me to see the excitement on his face and hear him as he shouted, "I'm doing it! I'm riding my bike! With no training wheels! I can really do it and it's not hard! I'm so excited I want to tell everyone; I want to call everyone: Dad, Marc, Uncle Jesse, Aunt Jeannie, Mimi, anyone. Anyone who will answer I want to tell them I can ride my bike!!"

It is truly these {moments} that make it all, every slogging bit of it, worth it. 

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your moment in your comments. 

Happy Weekend, Lovies!

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