Friday, July 3, 2009
So guess who went to Girls Camp this year as the cook...You guessed it! I won't give you a detailed report of everything that happened but I did try something new and challenging... Repelling! Yes this 51 year old grandmother repelled down a 60 foot cliff! I attached a picture, although not the most becoming picture of me, you have to remember that I was taking my life in my hands and was very intent on listening to Kelly Corder's (the experts)instructions. But even with all my attention focused on Kelly, I still managed to lose my footing, hit into the side of the rock and end up with the rope in between my legs. How that happened I still don't know, but I do remember looking up at him and saying, very calmly, "What do I need to do?" He told me to swing my leg up and over the rope and get my feet underneath me, which at the time made absolutely no sense to me, but I knew, that he knew what to do and I had to put my faith in that. So I did exactly what he said and was able to get my footing back and finish my decent. Thinking about that experience later, I compared it to my relationship with my Savior. I need to constantly work on building my trust and faith in the Lord so that when I lose my spiritual footing I will know without a doubt where to look, and say to Him "What do I need to do?" and then have the faith to do whatever needs to be done, even if it doesn't make sense to me at the time, to get my "feet" underneath me and continue on the path to my goal, Eternal Life with those I love.