Remember The Biker? He scaled the wall of my garden, not bothering to knock at the gate. He met me years ago, and has spent the past 4 or so years just observing me and watching me from a distance. Twice I’ve been very close to going to work for his company. He decided the time is right and came over the wall, and has started taking a sledge hammer to that wall from the inside out.
Yes, he IS a biker, the real deal. He is a bad boy, rebel type. He is a very good man.
If you met him some days you’d see a business owner, professional and polite to his customers. Demanding but fair with his employees. Very much a type ‘A’ personality, driven and determined. An extremely generous and kind soul that would give someone his last dollar and the shirt off of his back if they were in need. You would see a man that bought stuff from a ‘homeless’ down trodden man today because the poor soul needed money. And then this man that carries his Bible everywhere he goes, took time to share Christ with the guy who was down on the luck. I listened to him speak of his Lord and Savior and it was quite apparent that he is a man with a heart that follows Christ. He talked of his work with troubled youth, trying to help get them on the right path in life. Seeing this side of him you’d be quite taken. I watched his friend’s children jump into his arms and hug this gorilla like teddy bear of a guy.
See him in his leathers and he might scare you. He looks ‘shady’ to many, and because he is a biker they assume the worst. And yet walking through a store I watched children who are complete strangers to him ‘knock the rock’ /fist bump him, smile at him and adore this gentle giant. While waiting to meet up with friends one evening outside of a bar, as a really questionable looking guy was walking my way, The Biker stepped between me and the on comer in a very casual, non-threatening way to put his protective self between this individual and me. When someone became drunk and disorderly at the bar later, I watched him get up, talk with the bar tender, then gently, yet firmly, help this obnoxious guy on his way out of the door.
I was treated like royalty. I’ve never known such a gentle touch. I listened to someone share and pour out his heart, I looked into the eyes of a gentle giant who, like me, is a free spirit, does his own thing, within the limits of the law, and who thinks I am, and I quote, “beautiful, adorable, a princess, a flower, a great woman and person”. My needs and wants came first. He wants to not watch me soar, but wants to fly next to me. He adores my spunk, my ‘attitude’, my curvy self, everything.
If this is a dream….I don’t want to wake up!