So excited for his first bike ride!
Awwww...just how I always pictured my life would be!
Struggling on my vintage bicycle!
What more can I say...
Houses actually have shutters and well landscaped lawns!
Lions guard their front doors!
Look at the pretty spirally trees!
Chris and Jayden riding on Smoking Oak.
And then it was time to ride back towards home. Gradually, as we moved towards home, the cars got older, the yards got browner, the flowers were wilted, and the houses got much, much smaller.
The cars got older and rustier...not something that would be seen on "the Oak!"
The grass is mainly weeds and dirt.
The way to our house...
And then we reached our house. Our cars are average, our grass is nice and green, we do have a few pretty flowers, and our house is small. But you see, none of this matters. This is our house, and we love it. We don't need a big, beautiful house on Smoking Oak Road with a luxury car, the lushest of landscaping, and beautiful shutters painted pretty colors. And I am totally fine with my vintage bicycle. I don't need some fancy-shmancy model. I would wobble and shake on a new bike as much as I do on my current one. All we need is God and each other and the love that we all share. A million houses on Smoking Oak Road couldn't replace that!
One happy boy after his bike ride!