Thanks, Baron Karl von Drais

I’m continuing my quest to spend this whole month sharing a blessing, each day (well, MOST every day), right here on this space. I hope you’ll join me, find your own blessing, thank God for it, and focus on that with me… but it’s up to you.

Charles on his bike

Charles on his bike

The bicycle is a marvelous German invention from the nineteenth century. In just a few years, it will celebrate its 200th birthday, and the chain drive bike we’re all used to has been around for almost 120 years.

And where we used to live, the magic of it totally eluded my son, because we lived on a street where you couldn’t ride your bike unless you REALLY knew what you were doing.

Fast-forward to our move to Ohio, and we live in a neighborhood where riding your bike is a lot easier. Charles could barely handle his bike when we first got his bike out in early June. Today… less than two months later, he has almost completely worn out the tires that came on the bike.

And today, Dad and Charles got to go for a ride on the “big road” for the first time. An fantastic father-son time on a beautiful day. We even found out that there’s a few horses that live really close to our house (they ignored us, mostly). We rode about a mile all told, and that kid is such a natural on that bike now it’s a wonder to see.

Bless you God, that some of those wonderful human inventions are just… plain… fun…


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