Actually he went out and disinfected it first, he wanted it to be clean before he took it out of the garage. When he was properly suited up with elbow and knee pads along with his helmet Renee and I walked him down to the street and stayed to watch him closely. Why the big deal and all the fanfare you might ask after all a seven year old tiding his bike is no big deal, right?
It is when you consider that this is the first time Joshua has ridden his bike in almost a year. He rode it the last time this past October because he was not feeling well, he had the flu that was going around. Except it turned out not to be the flu. It was cancer. Since then he has either been incapable of doing things or we have had him ensconced in our safety and germ fighting driven world. Today we relaxed the grip a little and let our little guy be a normal seven year old for a while.
So today we celebrated and chewed our fingernails while our brave and strong little boy pedaled his bike up and down the street in front of the house. Both of us silently flinching with each little bobble dreading a fall or a scrape. Both of us with a tear of hapiness in the corner of our eye.
Remember to celebrate the everyday, the little things, for they are in fact colossal and powerful. We do...