Moving on with life
Cancer is a glance over the shoulder now, rather than a glaring issue in my sights. I still want to track the crazy events in my life, so I expect I will start blogging more.
The fun recent event is my son Hudson's jump (ha!) into BMX racing. I've wanted him to race, but, more than that, I wanted him to want to race. We went to the BMX track a week ago, and decided to have him race. He rode. And rode. And didn't stop until I pulled him over and told him he had to drink something and eat something.
There were four boys in his race. First place qualifies for the main and moves on in each of three rounds. Hudson was racing for the final spot. The other boy rode right into Hudson's rear wheel at the exit of turn three and fell over. And Hudson kept on riding. Third place. Pretty good, considering his BMX skill has some distance to go. He sits and pedals the whole way. No standing, no real cornering, no pumping the bumps. Just pedaling. I'm thrilled for him.
Then this past weekend, he was riding at the park during a group BBQ. Just riding. No urging from dad. He just liked riding. Makes me grin.