My Father Saw Something in Me that I Didn’t, Until I Finally Did

And that has made all the difference

Merre Larkin
6 min readSep 1, 2023

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Corn stalks on a clear day
Photo by henry perks on Unsplash

The summer I turned six, I got a royal blue Schwinn bicycle. I’d barely gotten the hang of riding it when my dad decided it was time for me to take my first official bike ride with him. My dad loved riding his bike. I was the oldest of three at that point, eventually the oldest of five, my mom…

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Merre Larkin

Writer. Life coach. Educator. Marathoner. Survivor. Avid reader. Here to share, here to learn.