Sunday, August 30, 2009

On a Bicycle Built for Two

I have noticed that Mom is more inclined to say yes rather than no to trying new things now. Today my son Ryan asked her if she wanted to go bike riding with him. She said, "With you? Sure." So out we all went and Ryan hopped on the front of our tandem bike and my husband Dan helped Lily on the back and off they went. Ryan said he tried to talk to her while riding and she said, "Shut up. Don't talk. Just pay attention." She had the biggest smile on her face when she got off and said, "You didn't think I could do it, did you?" I have to admit I wondered as I have never seen her on a bike in my entire life. I also worried about the consequences of a fall, but then thought why not?


  1. What a great idea for a blog. I have had the pleasure to spend many fun and memorable times with Lillian. It is to your credit that she is doing as well as she is with such a debilitating illness. You are a great daughter and she is so lucky to have you during this time.

  2. Thanks for such a sweet comment. You are fabulous with Lillian too and I am lucky to have you as a friend!