I was gardening in my front yard
And a three year old girl
And her parents walked past.
Dad was pushing the girl’s bike
Mum was pushing the younger sibling in a stroller.
The girl stood up straight
And proudly proclaimed to me
As her helmet topped her outfit
That she was riding a two-wheeled bike.
I agreed that this was an excellent achievement.
We continued our exchange
In a similarly forthright and earnest fashion
For a few more moments.
What struck me
As I thanked her parents for this grace
Is that children grow and develop
Because of the love from their parents.
This couple’s love was on display, in spades,
And was a wonder to witness.