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It’s been a while… at least several years. I hesitated but then I got on the bike, found my balance and followed my husband as we cycled around the cul-de-sac at the lake. The early evening glow of the sun warmed my skin and a breeze caught my hair. I could smell campfire and the sound of birds singing their beautiful songs filled my ears.

The gravel beneath the wheels of the bike crunched as I peddled along.

Memories filled me. Memories of childhood summers spent biking. Peddling to friend’s houses, the corner store, and parks. I reminisced about days that started and ended on a bicycle. I recalled bicycling so much that my body ached but the next day I would hop right back onto that bike and go for another ride.

I rang the bell on the bicycle and my husband looked back at me. I smiled. Such a familiar sound.

In this moment I feel free, happy, and young.

Sometimes it’s hard finding the magic in the mundane. Life may be bearing down on you… imposing circumstances you can’t control. Sometimes you have to let go, relinquish the control and let it unfold. It seems like in those moments, the unexpected ones, that the Magic of the Mundane takes you for an unexpected bike ride of your own.

Thank you to Sofia from Sofia’s Ideas for this blog posting link up.



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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.



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