When there’s a will…

…we reach a milestone.


Last weekend, our pastor’s family gave us a hand-me-down bike. It was deemed Douglas’ because it looks like a boy bike and Sarah already has two; one at her grandparents and one here in need of an overhaul. He is thrilled to have a bike in working order again. In most of our travels we didn’t have the joy of much bike-riding. Bikes weren’t priority on the packing list. As you can imagine, that boy has spent hours building ramps and flying down the driveway….

Enter one very determined 6 year old.

We got the bike you see pictured for her 4th birthday. I bet some of you even remember the post about it. We celebrated her 4th birthday in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Phillip drew/wrote a treasure map which lead to clues which eventually lead to the bike. It came with training wheels. And because of our sporadic home existence and bike-riding practice, she was just fine thankyouverymuch to leave those training wheels on for eternity. ~ Until her mother put them in the dump trailer somewhere along the way. Yeah, I know…bad Mommy. We’d taken them off in hopes she’d just take off. I truly thought we’d never need them again. But she wanted those training wheels. Until Sunday that is…

Sunday afternoon, I got a glimpse of her wobbling around and walking the bike. I know this girl. She was not about to be left behind. Her brother was having fun and she wanted in on the action. Soon enough, Sarah walked by and just said, “Hey Laura, maybe you ought to start up on the hill..” And the rest, as they say, is history.

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3 comments on “When there’s a will…

  1. Leah says:

    WOW! Congratulations Laura! She's so cute on her bike! We got Ti one at a garage sale for 5 dollars. It has training wheels but since it wobbles a bit he prefers his tricycle. 🙂Hugs! ♥

  2. Congratulations little Laura! So cute… 🙂

  3. Lydia says:

    Aw… that’s awesome! I’m so excited for her! I hope they all have a blast now that they can ride together.Love yaEsther

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