Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Steps

tundra bridge, AK 2005
Ever walk a bridge not knowing where it ends up?

We're about to step onto one!

Do you hear my knees knocking? See me sweating?

Sense God grinning from ear to ear?

Oh boy! He's sTreTchiNg me...growing me...teaching me to be uncomfortable. (Oh, how I love comfort).

We have spent a good chunk of time these past 5 summers in a small fishing village in Alaska. We sing, dance, play basektball, run around, giggle, haul water, love, share, walk, eat, hug, cry, encourage, chat, smile, work.

A mission from God has turned out to be our family's home-away-from home. We feel comfortable, secure, safe.

We've got a rhythm going!

But we've gotten another assignment! We didn't ask for it! This mama likes comfort! (Have I said that already?)

We're going to a NEW village before the other one!

We don't know a soul.

[Lamaze breathing...hee-hee-haaaaaaaw]

Man, just when I'm feeling like I kinda, sorta, maybe know where this bridge is going, I've been given additional marching orders...on a brand new bridge.

God can be kinda pushy!

But wait! What's that I see on the bridge?

It's HIM! He's holding out His big, strong hand waiting for me to take my first step to join Him.

Well, that changes everything.

Wait for me! I'm cominnnnnnng!


Mrs. Dunbar said...

Much applause (and prayers) as you join Him in crossing that new bridge. How exciting and scary at the same time.

Good for you!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

how beautiful... scary... all in one!

so good to know HE is holding your hand down that bridge!

i am so happy for you... excited... trying to think of the right word... happy for you and your new steps!

BIG xoxoxo

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Cathy, You sure have a way of making me cry. You write like no one else I know. Well... you actually sound very much like one of my sisters -- you and she would be fast friends, I think. :)

I'm so excited for you!!

Keep us all in the loop!

How's papa??

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


patty said...

He must know you will do great! :) i'm thankful that you will be able to help others, more, and pass on the good things that you do... :)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. It is empowering to know that I am not alone as I too struggle with assignments. Unfortunately, I don't handle it with as much grace as I should. I guess I still need a lot of tweaking. Love the story about your father, its precious. have a great day.

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