Not to be outdone...


DAY 42 -- Anna wanted to take a morning walk with me as everyone in the campground was just starting to stir.


It couldn't have been a more beautiful morning and as we talked, I thought I'd take the opportunity to go a little deeper with her.
"Anna, you know what I like to do on quiet mornings like this before everyone is awake?"  
"What?" 
"Sometimes I talk to God and say thanks for the beautiful world." 
"What are we having for breakfast?"

. . .

Todd Snider tells a story of how he became a musician. As he watched Jerry Jeff Walker sing and play the guitar, he thought to himself, "Well, shit. I can do that."

I can only assume Mason thought the same thing as he watched Anna ride a bike without training wheels on Saturday. Coming home from a night of camping, Anna couldn't get outside on her own bike fast enough. As she took off on two wheels, Mason said to me, "I can do that."

Tired from camping and doubtful of his claim, I went ahead and decided to let him try.

And that's all it took.

One push and he has off.


We are now a family free of training wheels.

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