Honestly, I did really good. I actually surprised myself!!!! The offspring are all little monkeys who can pretty much do whatever they want. So their stealth in climbing was no surprise. Even the youngest. As the pride was settling in (imagine my head bobbing here) we all came to the end of the first real course and I was 'knockin' it out' so to speak....UNTIL..........
There it was, my first zip-line encounter.........It really wasn't that high or far to descend......(It actually was higher than the pictures tell.) Why did it seem like I was going to jump into the great dark abyss? Then why couldn't I just let go??????????????? I sat there, right on the edge of the platform for what seemed like an eternity. Other rapellers stacking up behind me......Oh the pressure........Come on Della.......JUST JUMP!!!!
Isn't that just like our spiritual life? We are asked by the Creator of Adventure himself to just jump and let HIM take us on amazing adventures. But in our minds, we think new avenues or life changes will, in effect, mean us hanging on with our own strength!! But HE is our harness!!! Holding us securely without any of our own effort!!!!!
|(Yes, this zip line started at the top of that SECOND ladder!!)|
The Thinker and I then attempted a course higher and longer than we'd done yet. It required some thinking skill to analyze the best way to place a foot or hand to put out the least effort. (This one was exhausting!)