Saturday, April 10, 2010
The first post
So I've been thinking about blogging for a long time, and today something was different. Maybe it was seeing my little boy perched on a bike years too old for him, shoes on the wrong feet, heading down the hill with me clinging to his shirt. He knew he could ride that bike, and he could. But he's 4, doesn't always use brakes or know his right from his left. Still, there he was, riding that 20" with handbrakes and gears and smiles and me. Look ahead! Don't watch your feet! Slow down or you will fall! Or maybe it was knowing that my husband was out running 50 miles on a trail he had never seen, because he dreamed it and did it. That simple. Sure, there was planning and training and research, but he would have boarded that plane, laced up those shoes and run even if all the lead-up hadn't been so smooth. And even when he realized that there was mud (which he didn't expect) and hills (which he did, but seemed higher halfway through the race) he still went on. So, with my two men in mind, I begin this blog to record the ways we move forward, make discoveries and push our boundaries, while we embrace the little moments, treasure what we already know and love, and stay true to who we are.