Sunday, April 13, 2008

I must be INSANE!


I must be INSANE!
Originally uploaded by linfrye
My dear son is absolutely joyful over his motorcycle. All the years he lived at home, I was too fearful to allow him to have such a vehicle. But since my sweet son turns 32 this week, is married with two of the most precious children (Emily and Nick), there was little protest I could make!

So today, when he asked me just WHEN I was going to go for a ride, (he's had the bike for over a year!!! LOL), I thought it was TIME ....(egads!) LOL

So, Mike fitted me with a helmet, I climbed aboard, and off he went for a 10 minute fly through the countryside.

I've been on only one other motorcycle before in my life -- hmmmmm, maybe 30 years ago! LOL It was much larger and with a second passenger seat. This was like flying on a pulse wave ... and I was hoping all the while Mike could breathe as I clung to him with all the strength I had! LOL

As we passed trees in a blur, other cars, and the air about took my helmet from my head, I think I prayed all the prayers of a year in those 10-15 minutes! LOL

When we arrived back at his house, I was a tad shakey.... but had to admit it was fun ....! (But truly NOT something I would like to do on a daily basis! LOL These old bones aren't as brave as they once were! LOL)

And as I drove home with my ton of steel surrounding me, I offered up even more prayers that our heavenly father, and my son's grandfather whom I believe shares that sacred place, to please keep an eye on this beloved child of mine ....especially as he makes his way to and fro on this motorized vibration!

4 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

I dont blame you a bit...motorcycles are scary!!! did i say i never let my sons have them either...you are too brave Lin

Felicity said...

You are one cool grandma Lin!! My brothers are into bikes so I know about that constant worry but at the same time they are so great to ride - still I hope my youngest doesn't catch the bug, I suspect he might have biker genes! ;)

Joan said...

What a great story, Lin!!! I'd be holding on for dear life too. The only time I was ever on a motorcycle was in my college days, many, many years ago on spring break in Daytona, riding behind some cute guy I met.

laureline said...

You ARE brave (and insane ;D)---but, seriously, I am just like you in your fear of motorcycles. Fun to see these photos, though.