Sunday, April 14, 2013

I Went For a Short Ride Today.


“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” ~Anonymous 

So, I rode my bicycle today—my first ride in almost a year.

My son begged me to come...and said, "Mom, these days here will soon be gone." So, I pulled everything I had together in my heart—and God willing, hoped to make it home.

We traveled my favorite path, the one that winds gently past the horse farm—stopping there only just for one moment, while all of those horses came to greet me at the fence.

I know it's so silly - but it felt much like they remembered me, from all those rides before when we first met. And one of the horses put her muzzle against my chest—it was as if she was willing me her energy.

But the most wonderful bit of it all—every single moment we rode, my son shouted, "You got this Mom - I'm so proud of you."

I remember saying almost just those very words, when I watched my son race off on his first bicycle.

You know, I really fought going on this ride—so many fears in my head. And here I sit, with tears in my eyes realizing the universe was using this moment to send me a message.

After last week, and in the peak point of physical pain unlike anything I have ever felt in my life...I thought of how much easier it would be to give up.

But, I am so ever-grateful for today—as I know, these days may soon be gone. I need to get it all in while these days are still here, and in order to create these everlasting images.

So I rode my bike today—and it was one of the best days I have ever had.