The long Memorial Day weekend gave our little family a lot of time to do the things we love, together. We hung around on the beach, barbequed and thanks to the generosity of friends – there was even some time to do some family trail riding.
Chloe continues to progress in her riding. As a mom, I stand around watching her go – just beaming.
With a child, you carry the hope in your heart that they do things – not to please you – but because whatever it is speaks to them. That was one of the things I wrestled with, when we surprised Chloe with her dirt bike. Never having ridden one before how could we possibly know whether she would like it or not?
I can say with confidence that my monkey loves her dirt bike, not because anyone wants her to. But because it’s fun.
Watching her move through the trail with confidence and grace is inspiring. Seeing her unfazed after wiping out, picking her bike back up and get going again makes me so proud. She has a self-sufficiency and fearlessness that I wish I could master.
Kids can teach you so much.