As a parent there are many milestones that we await anxiously for our children to meet.
Sleeping through the night, the first step, the first word and being potty trained. And as they get older we look forward to other steps. Learning their numbers and ABC's, going to school, losing a tooth, and accepting Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Well, today Anna met a milestone. She learned how to ride her bike. The boys all accomplished this a little earlier than Anna, but we also worked with them more than we have her. (And when I say we I mean Stephen) Today the twins and Anna were at the gym with me while I walked. The boys had taken their scooters and Anna insisted on bringing her bike even though she didn't know how to ride it. I told her I wasn't going to help her with that today. But she was determined to take it. Stephen came to say hi while we were there and Anna yells "hey, look at me!" we turned around and there she went. Riding her bike, on her own, with no help, and she didn't crash. Stephen and I were amazed. How did this happen? We don't know.
But it is a milestone met! YAY!
There are others now to look forward to.
Learning to drive, first date, graduating, going to college, graduating, moving away, getting married, having children.
We await all of these anxiously. We are so proud of our children and know they will do great things. Today I'm most proud of Anna. Who, because of her stubburn will, can ride her bike!