I have been wanting something new, but it had to be special. I wanted to have something
before my trip in August. It was been a year or so in the waiting. Last week I made it happen.
I believe this is a Baobab Tree (even if it isn't I still love it).
It is said to 'have certainly been around since the birth of Christ'
Four years ago I started a journey. When I started I didn't know the destination, how long it may take, or who I might meet along the way. In the beginning each minute of every hour was trying. I begged for it to be over. I was ever so weak.
I still am. I've only made it this far, because I leaned not on my own understanding. There were triumphs. There were setbacks. Many of them. I once likened it to a dance, one step forward, two steps back. Sometimes those steps were stumbles.
The only thing I could do was get up slowly, dust myself off, and continue on. The road ahead was always hard, even with successes along the way. When I forgot where I came from God would remind me - pride is also a sin. That reminder forced me to continue onward. No matter how hard things got, I never wanted to go back.
Going back would have been taking the easy way out. It would have been easy to not eat, and sleep all the time. Something in me however did not let that happen. Although my spirit was down, the Spirit was uplifting. Most of the time unnoticed. At work in me.
My journey is far from over. I have reached a huge summit, will rest awhile, and continue on.
Happy I am, to be coaching hurdles.
Don't be fooled by my innocent face.
I am older than you actually think.
I'm trying to keep up with your crazy pace.
Although I try to act professionally -
That's a hard task when you have athletes like
Nika, Karen, and Courtney in your group.
I really need a drink after Tuesday and Thursday practices.
How else would I recoup?
I am a daughter, sister, auntie, wife and friend.