We so want you to walk. You so desire to walk. You do not want your little hands to have to hold on to a bigger set of hands. You want to do it on your own. So we watch you & our hearts are in our mouths. We watch out for the corners of furniture. We put our hands out to protect your little head & face. The last thing we want to witness is your precious little face planting itself on the floor. This is surely the hardest part in this last twelve months.
Your little legs have gotten stronger. Your balance is improving these last few days. You seem to be getting better at catching yourself or letting yourself down gracefully 🙂
A part of us knows that this is only the beginning of falls. Life can deal us some hard blows. Most of which, none of us will be able to prevent. The falls are all a part of the process of learning to walk. The teetering, the little bums, the black and blues are all markers of the learning process.
As I watch this process, I know that there is Only One who will be able to help you maintain your step & keep you from falling. He gently reminds me….
If the Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm.
Though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with His hand.