It's amazing what can get you through a ride in the rain.
Tuesday is my late morning to go in, because Sundays and Mondays are marathon days...so I sleep in a bit, and ride a bit later than normal.
When I started the ride, it wasn't raining...
I did do a longer loop today, which felt great! At the stoplight in the next town, a school bus pulled up next to me, and some elementary school kids started waving...I waved back, looking at all the smiley faces in the windows...and then recognized a kid from church...and said, "Hi George!" He let out a big grin, which is priceless, because it's toothless, and waved harder...and turned to the back of the bus...a few rows back was his sister...now also waving frantically. I scanned to the front and recognized a few more faces from our once a week after school program. Some waved and others gave me the peace sign.
As the light turned green, the bus turned one way and I went the other...with tears in my eyes.
I've been here 3 months and this is home. The smiles and waves completely made my day.
It's amazing what a smile & wave can do.
As I made my way home the rain started...but I could have cared less...I still had all those smiles in my head and my heart.
Thanks God for revealing yourself to me through a school bus full of kiddos. Thanks for showing me that this is home and that this is where I'm called to be...
Until the next ride . . .
Reason #19 for #30daysofbiking
School buses full of smiley and wave-y kiddos :)