Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Growing older together.................

If you're thinking the salesman is trying to sell this bike you're wrong- it's already sold he's just sharing his special ideas for touring on it!!!

Saturday morning as I dropped Luke off at work I saw lots of bikes in town and realized it was a POKER RUN SATURDAY- (a fundraising event).

I was wishing we could be out riding on this beautiful day but.........wait a second...we COULD be out riding!!!! Luke was working and we would be home alone for the first Saturday in memorable history. I picked up my cell phone and called my sweetie and asked him if he wanted to go for a bike ride-we both decided a good destination would be the bike shop- the seat on the bike is uncomfortable and neither of us can take more than about 30 minutes .

Age has it deficits!!!

Well, we found the perfect seat- and this bike was attached to it!!!!

Notice a back rest for ME!!!! Besides that it's a little bigger motor and so much more comfortable - it's a touring bike- made for comfort!!!!!

And yes~ we rode most of the day- it was a good day!!!!!! After a fun day of bike riding I stopped at a birthday party for a very special boy-Joe!

My good friend Liz planned and executed a fantastic party for her boy! He LOVES FoodNetwork, so that was the theme for the party-she had fixin's for all the kids to make pizza and cookies! It was very well done and the kids had a great time.

The theme was complete with judges!!! I'm not sure who won but I think everyone had a great time!!!

Except that this yummy dessert didn't get served until I was gone!!!! No fair!!! Isn't it just yummy looking!!!!? Somebody else will have to tell you how good it was- I never got a taste. :( Life has taken on a very different look lately. I have time alone from time to time and school is far less difficult for me, since Luke is in his final year and needs little instruction. I'm responsible for more around the house since he is also working part-time.

I've had time to "think-my thoughts" and boy have I thought them!

I guess that's good- but it gets a little intense too- I have to adjust!

One of the things that has blessed me lately is the realization of the journey some of my friends have taken WITH me.

Funerals,births,illness, kids gardens, disasters,weddings ...on and on it goes- we've done it together.

None of us have the luxury of visiting often in person but we are together none the less- for years and years and years.

Some of us are watching our kids raise their kids with each other now and it is priceless! Seeing them do the things we did so many years ago somehow validates those mundane day to day events and catapults them to almost inspirational proportions!

One of the songs that plays here on this site is all about finding out who your real friends are-it's a beautiful song and it says eloquently what I struggle to say .

I just want all of you to know that this journey has been nothing short of phenomenal!!!

Even the growing older together has been fun- I can only hope for more of the same, girls!!!!

Ec 4:9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

They who have loved together have been drawn close; they who have struggled together are forever linked; but they who have suffered together have known the most sacred bond of all.-Anonymous


Beverly said...

Great post, Autumn. Nice bike!!

Ruth said...

Nice bike!! Enjoy it!!

What a neat idea for a birthday party.

Loved this post.