Monday, August 6, 2012
Taking another step forward
Baby steps - that's how we learn how to walk.. and how to live! Learning where we belong in this world can sometimes be a treacherous trail, much like a hike up a steep mountain. Unfortunately, sometimes the rocks slide out from under our feet, or we slip on a slick rock, and we land flat on our behinds. It is at that point that we have to decide whether to sit there until we get a hand up, or pick ourselves up and move on. I have been slipping and sliding quite a bit lately, but when I walk, I have been afraid to step out. Baby steps were a safe way to avoid disappointment and failure. I have spent a lot of the last four days - short vacation from the money job - trying to decide if I had grown enough to walk alone. I have spent the day with a man and woman who were ready to commit their lives to each other on a mountain in front of friends and family - and God! I know he was there, because he held my hand through a lot of it.