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The Motherload

A Boy and His Bicycle

From Mom’s perspective and then the boy himself.

Photo by Jakayla Toney on Unsplash

This morning, I stopped at a crosswalk to let a pack of young boys on their bicycles cross the street. Out of the blue, I got hit with a wave of sadness and almost made a U-turn to go back home.

Images of different versions of my son flashed through my mind — the kindergartner just learning to ride…the pre-teen who…

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Susan Poole

Susan Poole

Mother, lawyer, nonprofit executive, breast cancer survivor, and aspiring author. Recently left her day-job to write about topics that she’s passionate about.