Sometimes we are faced with circumstances in our lives that nudge us in a new direction.

To get on with it. Move forward.

Even if we are scared, even if we might fall.

If we try, with a little help, soon we are on our way.


  1. This is beautiful, it hurts my heart in a good way.

  2. WOWEE!! way to go A! and what a great snapshot!! if only it were that easy at 16....

  3. congratulations to A. She growing up!! :o)

  4. what a beautiful metaphor for life.

    and way to go a!!! she's off and riding!

  5. Wow. Is that your driveway?? Or anywhere near your home? Beautiful!!

  6. I'm so glad I grabbed my camera!

    She's pretty proud of herself and we're proud of her too. We better get her a new bike helmet pronto.

    She was riding her bike on our driveway, which thankfully is kinda long, so it gives her a safe place to practice.

  7. Beautifully said Holly! Looks like she just needed a little nudging that's all.

  8. Holly, it was so good to hear from you today! You are inspiring me with all your lovely home projects. I wish shopping in my garage would yield such treasures! Any ideas about what to do with two cracked plastic sleds and a broken fridge?

    Let me know what you think of the Elegance of the Hedgehog (or I'll check in on GoodReads :)

  9. I found your blog through randomly clicking on a few of Jill's followers...
    You are so creative and awesome, I just couldn't resist telling you!
    Your decorating style is one class act!

    I love this sweet little post about your daughter...if that isn't the cutest thing, then I don't know WHAT is!!!

    Carry on, my friend, carry on--

  10. Great way to capture this BIG moment of independence in your child's life.

    I am a SITS blogger and you were above me on the blogroll. You have a great site and some great stuff in your garage. All we have is old cans of paint and some tools!

    I write to encourage moms as they raise their little people. Stop by if you get a chance between making curtains and redecorating!

  11. Holly, I'm so glad you came out of lurking & left me a note. I love to see who's reading & I'm happy that you like all the things I do. I hope you'll keep on reading & occasionally pop in for a comment. :)

  12. So sweet. I love posts like this...the perfect blend of gorgeous photography and lyrical words to document a poignant moment.

  13. wow...kids really can teach us an awful lot.. the small things we forget that make like so much better

  14. Awwww, how precious!!! Congrats to her!


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