I knew once she got up the courage, she would get it. On my Birthday, Belle decided she was ready. Rob put her on Whitney’s old bike, gave her a little coaching, and she was off! I’m so proud of Belle. She has a fierce determination to do whatever is in front of her with passion and gusto.
I’ll admit, it also made me slightly sad to see her take off for the first time. No more training wheels, all day school, these little changes meaning more and more independence for her–She doesn’t need her Mama as much anymore. Of course it’s the way it’s supposed to be, but I just sometimes wish we could hang on to these times a little longer. I guess that’s what memories are for.
I am definitely looking forward to bike rides as a family. We ride bikes all summer long, and are so excited that we can all do it together now. If you see us out around town, I’ll be the one trying to keep up with everyone else. 🙂