In fact, I bought a custom made bracelet with one of my favorite quotes on it...ending with "but what if I fall? Oh but my darling...what if you fly?"
I've learned in my life that each lesson I'm learning...someone else is often learning. Though the circumstance may be very very different...we are all learning from each other.
We made a sudden, impromptu decision to go to the Oregon coast for a few days. For those that have followed our journey, you know this is a very emotional place for me. I can't quite put my finger on it...but there's something special there.
The roar, majesty, vigor of the ocean in THAT spot trumps all others for me. It's just...loud. And powerful. And when you have hard things in your life...it's louder than all of those things. All of them. And somehow in it's power...it brings peace.
We were walking along the beach on day one and Izrael Promise said "mommy...? Can I go play with the birds?" not giving it a second thought, I said "yes go ahead!" fully assuming she was going to run to where they were and they would all fly away. And ... that that would be her intent.
What I saw however...left me spell bound.
She didn't chase them away. She ran to them...and began to "fly".
To say this was emotional for me...was an understatement.
As we were leaving the beach, a lady approached Izrael and I with a pink kite. She said someone gave it to them and they wanted to give it to us. What a perfect way to end that day. Yes. The gift of a kite was something much deeper than it appeared.
It's time to fly.