we were all relaxing outside tonight, when connor came out of the garage and announced "I want to try this!" that's all it took. mark was up and teaching connor to ride without training wheels! he was determined to learn and when he realized he could actually ride by himself, all he could do was giggle! he probably dove off the bike into the grass a few times just because he was laughing so hard! up and down the block he went, wearing a "path" between our house and the neighbors to the north and south. the only part that needs some additional practice is starting out by himself.
mark was such an encourager and ever patient teacher! what an excellent earthly example of our heavenly Father. for each of us (no matter how young or old we are) has to learn new things, make mistakes, get up and try again, and celebrate successes. our heavenly Father is forever at our side encouraging us to "get up and try again, I'm here to help you." this was the most unplanned event of the weekend and gave us the most unexpected blessing! thanks so much for modeling Christ to your son, mark!
I know you'll want to read mark's version of these events!