Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The wall

We spent the weekend with one of J's younger brothers. My kids had so much fun with their Uncle....always an adventure. On Saturday afternoon we went to a climbing wall with the boys. My 8 and 6 year old climbed and so did their uncle. I sat at the bottom of the wall with L and J and Z went up another level to cheer them on! It was so cute to watch the boy's little legs carry them to the top. They struggled at times and when we encouraged them they moved ahead to the next peg. The course was well worn where they climbed, there was a man holding the rope for them at the bottom and they knew that even if they fell back a little they would not fall. We even had to cheer their Uncle on...all 3 of them finished and got down safely too.

When the climb was over and we were getting into the car, one of the boys said, "It wasn't hard if you didn't look up or down. You just had to keep your eyes straight ahead!" I had to catch my breath after I heard that...it was just what I needed to hear. There is so much for me to look at ahead of me and get so overwhelmed! There is also a lot to see behind me...both sad and good things too. If I can keep my eyes focused on the path in front of me and trust who is holding the rope I will be safe. Step by step...following the path that He has laid out for me. I want others to be able to follow behind us as we trust Him each step of the way....one step at a time.

Maybe next time we go to the climbing wall I'll climb too....my boys would love to beat me!


Corie O'Brien said...

Oh that touched me so much. So good to remember to keep your eyes staight ahead even when I want to get ahead of myself. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

It's hard not to look up, searching for Sweet Pearl in the sunshine or the rain.... Thankfully there is sooo much to love right here on Earth. Hope keeps us planted. Thanks for being a sweet picture of Hope. xo e

Anonymous said...

What a great story!! You guys are amazing and such an inspiration for so many! I keep up with your blog daily and am so glad that you are part of our family!

Jason (Corie's brother)

Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

So true,,,just keep our eyes on Christ. Thanks, I needed to hear that today.