Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day . . .

"A father somehow always knows what to do . . . "

Once upon a time, young trekcapri learned how to ride a bike for the very first time . . .

I remember that day so clearly.  Our parents bought  my sister and I these really cool bikes very similar to my big orange Amsterdam bike that I rented on my visit there just last November.  

I watched as my sister was learning to ride her bike and I was anxious and very excited to try it too.  But when I got on my bike I had to improvise by sitting on the rear wheel bumper because my legs were too short to reach the pedals.  It worked and I was zipping along back and fourth with the seat empty and me sitting on the rear bumper, feeling quite proud and pleased with myself.  :) 

My father who didn't laugh at me, called me over. He pulled out a tool to loosen the seat of my bike and lowered it down and said to try it again but this time on the seat.  I got on my bike and off I went and I've never stopped riding since. 

Today, my bike has changed and I'm all grown up now, but I will always remember with great fondness that very first time when I learned how to ride.

Thank you so much dad for letting me learn to try new things without hesitation, for not laughing at my mistakes and for helping me along when I needed it. 

Much love and appreciation to you on this very special Father's Day. . .

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Father's Day!


  1. Lovely post and wonderful memories, K~ Thanks for sharing. m

  2. Hi M, thanks so much for your comments. yes, they are wonderful memories to reflect back on for me...

    Have a great day today.

  3. What a beautiful story, Kathy!

  4. Hi Sandra, thank you so much for your comments. That moment was so memorable to me, I never forgot it. It's wonderful to remember those fond memories and smile.

    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

  5. Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing your story.

  6. Hi Girasoli, thanks so much for your comments.


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