Just over three months ago, I wrote a jumbled post about the highs and lows that were going on in our lives. The scary high was that my husband had just quit his job and took the leap to being self employed (an endeavor which is thankfully still going well). The mixed blessing was that it was CD1 of my first cycle postpartum, and little did I know that we would go on to conceive miracle baby #2 that cycle. The horrible low was that we were grieving the death of Axel, of one of Stella’s daycare playmates, a little boy who had been tragically murdered while in Mexico with his family. I wrote this post the next day after attending his memorial service, which was hands down one of the best and worst experiences of my life.
As the months have passed, Axel’s family has been busy turning turning their grief about this tragedy into something positive, and two weeks ago they were able to officially launch the Ax.el Pr.oject. Facebook / Website
This is a family who has always valued being active together, and their mission is to “introduce and nurture a lifelong passion for cycling to children and their families.”
If you are considering buying a bicycle for your child, check out the Strider Bikes offered through their website. The cost is the same as if you’d buy it anywhere else online, but for every bike you purchase through them, they will donate another one to a child in need. These are awesome bikes – everyone in my town is obsessed with them, and I bet your kid would love one. I can’t wait to get Stella on one!