Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Little Training


This afternoon we had the pleasure of seeing Anne Marie ride her bike without training wheels! She has just learned this week and is so happy! I think we will take her shopping tomorrow and buy her a bell, perhaps a pink one. It's amazing what a little training will do. 


“My dear child, don't shrug off God's discipline, but don't be crushed by it either. It's the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects. God is educating you; that's why you must never drop out. He's treating you as dear children. This trouble you're in isn't punishment; it's training, the normal experience of children. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves… We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God's training so we can truly live? While we were children, our parents did what seemed best to them. But God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God's holy best. At the time, discipline isn't much fun. It always feels like it's going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it's the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.”
Hebrews 12

32 comments:

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Way to go Anne Marie!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Congratulations Anne Marie!
That is a great accomplishment.
She looks so cute in her outfit and helmet.

Maple Lane said...

Good for her! She has a cute bike/helmet and I know she will have sweet memories of riding her bike when she gets older.
Wishing you all a good weekend.

Melanie said...

Yay for Anne Marie!!!! :)

From the Kitchen said...

adorable little cycling girl.

best,
bonnie

Ma said...

She will have so much fun! I used to love riding my bike.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

What a joy!!! =D

momto8 said...

how exciting!! she looks so happy!! good for you Ann Marie! I love how you relate Scripture to everyday life... thanks for those seeds....

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

She looks very pleased. I am still waiting for my granddaughter to give up those training wheels.

Sandra said...

Ann marie gets more beautiful every day. she is just darling and what a big girl to take off the training wheels. a bell is a great idea.

LC said...

Big step for this precious granddaughter. She really does look proud and confident. I love the girl-appropriate colos of bicycles today. And she looks so cool in her little helmet!

Mary said...

It is such a big step for her. She looks beautiful and confident and seems in control of her world. May it ever be thus :-). Have a wonderful day, Ginny. Blessings...Mary

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pierce just learned about a month ago. The best part is seeing the joy in their faces over the accomplishment! She needs a new bell indeed!

barbara l. hale said...

She is adorable and so proud! Congratulations, Anne Marie!

reanaclaire said...

It is good to record their growth as they start to learn new things..

Linda said...

Yay for Anne Marie! She is beautiful.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh sweet!!!! You is such a doll, and to learn on a bike....something that'll never leave her memory. Or yours!!!

Love the 3rd photo down best.

Lady Jane said...

Good Job Anne Marie!!! You will have so many great times on your bike.

George said...

What a cute series of pictures. Anne Marie has passed a major milestone. Were you able to find a pink bell for her bicycle?

photowannabe said...

Yay for Anne Marie. What a sense of accomplishment. Love the verses you share too.

Becky Jane said...

Yay Anne Marie! She looks so pleased with her accomplishment. I agree that a pink bell would be the ideal gift for such a triumph!

Chatty Crone said...

Way to go Anne Marie!!! That is such a big accomplishment. sandie

Tracy said...

Awww, way to go Anna Marie...she looks so proud!

Glenda said...

She looks so pleased with herself - as she should be! And I love this paraphrase of Hebrews! It has taken me some time to really understand that God disciplines me because He LOVES me and that I am not to fear his correction but embrace it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is awesome, Ginny. I know Anne is very happy about learning to ride her bike.. I know you all as the grandparents are happy also.

Looks like she may need a basket too--in addition to a bell.
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

Congrats to Anne Marie! She seems to be a very determined little girl. :) I think a bell would be so much fun for her!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Yay!! That's an awesome accomplishment. Anne Marie is adorable on her cute little bike!
Have a nice weekend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations to Annie! She looks so happy to ahve accomplished this skill!

Karin said...

I'm sure it took a lot of perseverance to achieve this! Anne Marie is a cutie and you are blessed to have her close by to witness all these achievements first hand! A bell and a basket would be lovely!

Ann said...

congratulations to Anne Marie on her accomplishment. She looks like a pro already :)

DawnTreader said...

Congrats to Anne Marie! I learned rather late to ride a bike but then I didn't have such a cute little one to practise on!

Rose said...

I can see you guys had a good time...so did we with Lorelei!