Years ago when I inherited some money, I decided that one of the first things I was going to do, is buy something for Jeff. Jeff has worked hard for over 20 some years, he has been a wonderful husband and Father and never really taken any time to do something fun for himself. I know many men who have always enjoyed their toys ( boats, cars, vacations, hobbies ) but Jeff really hasn't. We decided when when we were engaged, that as soon as the children came along, I would be a stay home Mom. Since Amy was born one month before our year anniversary, that immediately meant sacrifice for both of us with just one income. Jeff has never complained, but I knew that there had to be something that he would really like to have. Before I even got the question out about what he might like, he said a motorcycle. I was shocked, he had never even mentioned that he like motorcycles...so that is what I got him.
Now many people have told me how crazy I was, and that they would never let their husband have one but...I guess I am coming from a different perspective because of my cancer. Life is short and when we do things that we love, then we are just healthier, happier people. I have never seen anyone so grateful for something in all my life! Jeff can hardly wait to get up in the morning to check the weather, to see if he can ride his motorcycle to work. Yes, he truly loves the feeling that he gets when he rides that motorcycle. He said it gives him a sense of peace, freedom, gratitude for the beautiful place we live, he said it even moves his soul, not too many of us can say that about things that we love to do. :) Of course I always say a quiet prayer when he leaves but I try to leave the worry out of the picture, and I am just grateful that he has found something that he really loves to do.
Since Lauren was home (and the one who rides the most with him), she wanted to do a photo shoot with him and his bike. I am very glad she did, I love it! I love him!
P.S. I would have Lauren take a photo of me and my sewing room, with my sewing machine but...I just don't think that would make the best photo...you know what I mean!
"The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome."
"Young riders pick a destination and go... Old riders pick a direction and go."
"Cars move people, but motorcycles move...SOULS!"