Monday, June 1, 2009

She Can't Walk (yet!), but She Can Ride!

About a year and a half ago, my Princess Ballerina outgrew her tricycle, and, with her birthday money, bought a big two-wheeler. As we watched her ride, Nappy quickly piped up, "Now her bike is my bike since she doesn't need it any more, right Mom?"

Of course, in my limited thinking, I thought, There is no way you're going to ride that bike!

But, of course, I never SAID that. I learned a long time ago that I just simply should not tell my girls that they can't do something. If they try and fail, that's just a part of life. Everybody fails at some things, and succeeds at other things.

So, instead I said, "Sure, you get the bike!"

And I resigned myself to sitting on the front porch, watching Nappy sit on a bike.

I was so incredibly wrong!

I love it when I'm wrong!


Shannon said...

Way to go Nappy!!!! I'm so proud of her. Defintely don't tell those girls they can't do something. :)

Amy said...

That is so AWESOME!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see what she accomplishes next.

Karen said...

all I can say is WOW!!! I'm so blessed by her story and to see where she is today. Thank you and praise Jesus!