Conquering Fears

I have an exciting update to this post from last week. Move Forward…Wobble If You Have To.

My son faced one of his fears this weekend. He is now, officially, a bike rider! We are thankful to a friend of ours who suggested we take the pedals off of our son’s bike for awhile and just allow him to simply push himself around the block and practice balancing.

He quickly reached the point where he could pick up his feet, balance, and coast for a long period of time. His confidence grew, and late last week he told his dad…

“I think I am ready for you to put the pedals back on.”

So Saturday, the pedals were put back on, and just like that, he took off! As his dad ran beside him, he kept saying, “I’m doing it, Dad! I can’t believe I’m doing it!”

Over the past couple days, our son has been on his bike more than he’s been off his bike. Yesterday, we were able to take the first family bike ride in a long time. It was fun.

Then, later in the day, my son wanted to go out again. And as the two of us rode around the block, the cool breeze hitting our face, my son says to me, “Mom, who ever invented the bike was a genius!”

I agree.

Linking up with Jen today over at Finding Heaven. Come join in!

14 thoughts on “Conquering Fears

  1. Tracy

    Hi Eileen, its awesome when our little ones overcome something. The confidence in them is humbling. Good work
    God bless

  2. Kelli

    Thats great! Yeah no training wheels!:) Such a big event in a child's life. We have one of those moments recently and it was fabulous!

  3. Eileen

    Thanks, guys! I love these milestones with our children. I couldn't stop smiling while riding around the neighborhood with him.

  4. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    That's wonderful Eileen! Funny, I've never had the privilege of meeting your son, but I'm proud of him all the same! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this happy moment with us!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. Pam

    What a great idea to help kids learn to balance! So happy for your son. I loved watching my kids take these huge landmark steps in their lives.
    Blessings, Eileen!

  6. HopeUnbroken

    how exciting! there's nothing that gives kids quite the same feeling of accomplishment. enjoy this new experience together!

  7. Jennifer @

    I like the idea of taking the pedals off, to help a child gain balance on his/her own. If I had another child in need of bike-training, I would try just that. Alas, I'll have to save the tip for my future grandchildren. 🙂

    Fun story. And I agree … the bicycle-inventor was a genius! 🙂

  8. Kandi

    Congratulations to your little man, I would have never thought to take the peddles off the bike. Hoping you have many wonderful family bike rides in the future.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.