Monday, July 27, 2009

Journey to Vietnam

My Dear returned from camp #2 on Sunday afternoon. I was to be in KY for the bridal shower. We met and I gave him two more children to add to the 17 he had with him. L. and I did not return home from the shower until late due to a bridge being closed...such a long journey home through the unknown.
With all that being said, I neglected to inform My Dear of an informational meeting at the church on Sunday afternoon. He took the older kids to ride dirt bikes while I had B. at home for a nap, yep, both of us. I awoke at a quarter til 4. Surprised My Dear was not home yet, I called to learn he was riding with the kids and decided I would just wake sleeping baby to go with me. Then I realized he took the van, I did not have a car seat. Called my neighbor secured a car seat and then realized I did not have keys to the car! She offered me her van but we live close enough I would take the bike. THIS BIKE~

NOT THIS ONE-oh you thought we sold it, we did this one is another story!

I buckled little darlin's helmet on and we were off her bib flapping in the wind. By this time, I had about 4 minutes to get there. I am on my bicycle! Although I do enjoy being active, it does not always fit with 3 different developmental levels and responsibilities. I took a short cut through the neighborhood and then through a school all comprised of hills. It was WORK! I reminded myself of when you think you can not give anymore, that is when you start to push. I knew I was going to be late so I was pushing that much harder. We made it, and it was actually fun! B. hopped off the bike and ran inside! She loved it! I got a pen and a piece of paper and sat down in the meeting. Our friend Bob looked at me and said, "Are you alright?" Makes me laugh to know it showed on the outside too OR maybe I really smelled at this point. Regardless, I was determined to make it to this meeting and I did! The speaker said it will be cool to see how God will work in each of us. As far as I am concerned, it already has been!


Judy said...

Hmmm - Melanie have you thought about learning to ride the other bike - it looks safer and would be much quicker!

Oh Dear said...

No babies allowed on that one. Looks like she is going to be baby sized for awhile-which is just fine with me!