2 steps forward, 1 step back...

This just started...


...About a month ago. Walking. All over the place. The first day it was just a few steps, the next day it was more. Until finally, he was running around the house chasing the other kids and laughing the whole time. Today I was watching him and it got me thinking..

What if we're supposed to fall from time to time, so that when the bigger things happen, the things that shape and define us, we'll be prepared for them? As I'm watching my little one walking, and falling, I wonder if he's supposed to fall so that when he's ready to 'run with the big dogs' he'll be able to keep up and maybe even pass them. :D

What if this is how it's supposed to be? Ever little bump we face, it's supposed to happen. That way when the bigger things come along, we will somehow be able to pass them along. Think about it. 2 steps forward, 1 step back. But in reality, you're getting to the place that you need to be. :)

What are you going through right now that in some ways, feels like it's holding you back? Or getting the best of you? Now. How can you get ahead of it? How can you
beat it? Look closely at the photo. Everything is slightly out of focus..except for the outstretched hands ready to catch my little one if he falls. I think that's how it is..how it should be. Regardless of how hard or difficult things seem..there's always someone there to catch us and walk with us through the struggles. Friends, family..someone.

Isn't it funny how the best lessons, we learn from the simplest of things. I know you can do it. I know you can get past the hard things in life and find the good again. Life isn't easy. But maybe it's supposed to be this way. Just at times. So when the harder parts come along, we'll be better prepared to face them head on. And win.

Just a thought..

Until next time...