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Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Waterslide of Life: Bigger Picture Moment

I sit on the precipice, freezing and putting on a brave face. “It will be fun E, you’ll see,” I yell over my shoulder. But inside I’m a bundle of anxiety and fear. Why am I doing this what do I have to prove?

Then suddenly we are off…

Plummeting then quickly climbing, water splashing my face. Then it goes dark as we twist and turn. I hear screaming and I realize it’s me.

The screams are closely followed by laughter. Giddy with adrenaline I giggle as my belly does little summersaults as we zoom over hills.

“This is my life,” I thought as we glided to the finish.

There are moments when I’m worried or scared, and I’m waiting for the bottom to drop out at any minute. But I put on my brave face and forge forward knowing that amid the curves, bumps, and dark tunnels, light will shine and the ride will be exhilarating.

We climb off the waterslide, cold, wet and energized (OK, some of us…E was still a little unsure).

After our ride I soaked up the sun, trying to warm myself in the unusually cool temps for August in Iowa. “Ok Life. Bring it on,” I shout in my head. “I can conquer anything today.”

I may be brave, but this slide is for crazy people.

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8 Comments:

At August 11, 2011 , Blogger Iowa Sunshine said...

great post, b. it's amazing how these simple things can be the best and biggest 'a-ha moments.' keep on sliding away :)

 
At August 11, 2011 , Blogger Ginny Marie said...

Holy cow, I would never be brave enough to go down that tall slide! We took my two little ones to the Wasserbahn last winter, and those slides there are fun even though they are inside. These look fantastic!

 
At August 11, 2011 , Blogger Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Haha nice! Love this post!

 
At August 11, 2011 , Blogger This Heavenly Life said...

What a perfect realization! Yes, it takes brave faces and stuffing down of fear...it takes the willingness to let ourselves scream and laugh...

And that's life :)

Loved this today, Brooke!

 
At August 11, 2011 , Blogger Hyacynth said...

Ok, Brook, that is probably the perfect analogy for life lately for me, too. Sometimes all we can say is, OK, life, bring it. And then try to keep our stomachs out of our throats on the way down.
Such a great BPB!

 
At August 12, 2011 , Blogger alita jewel said...

word!

I loved this post chica. I understand exactly what you mean.

Alita

 
At August 12, 2011 , Blogger Melissa said...

I love this! So perfect! I could actually feel all the emotions myself.

I love waterslides but get that fear and anxiety the first time I go down one each and every time! You're right it's so much like life because even if I have been down a path before starting over again is scary!

 
At August 18, 2011 , Blogger Elisa Black said...

what a great post! Very thoughtful and well written. You have a great attitude :0) Thanks for sharing.

 

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