Sweet Freedom

April 29, 2009

One of the perks of being a Mom, is the ability to relive childhood again through your kids. To feel grass or mud on your toes, to see the beauty of nature and the surprise of new knowledge. I love that part of parenting!

A couple weeks ago I was able to relive the exhilaration of learning to ride a bike for the first time through Jaden. Remember that feeling? The wind in your hair and speeding down a road – alone and unbridled. Nothing holding you back. Just you and the bike at top speed and a first taste of what freedom is.

bike 1

He is so cute on his bike. The first few morning after learning to ride he would get up, get dressed and go outside to ride and ride. The newness is wearing off but he is out there everyday perfecting his turns and going through mud puddles.

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My wheels donít seem to touch the road
As I fly through the wind.
When I look down,
The road flashes by.
When I look up,
The world is slow motion again,
And I swerve a corner,
Almost floating.

written by a 10 year old girl

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Karen

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2 responses to Sweet Freedom

  1. I totally get it. I LOVE riding my bike.

    Yay, Jaden!!!!!

    I took my bike for a spin the other day and Wendy drove by and said, “Woa, girl, nice bike!” I know I look silly riding along with my streamers blowing in the wind, but I really don’t care. (well, maybe I feel a little embarrassed but it doesn’t stop me!)

  2. So sweet! Makes me wish all the more that we had sidewalks so I could teach my kids to ride a bike! My poor kids!!!

    Hope you guys are doing good-we miss you!