Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles

I went skiing.  I used to ski a lot — it was one of my favorite hobbies, but I haven’t skied since the day a car ran red and plowed into the side of my Nissan over four years ago.  If I'm being honest with myself, I thought I never would again.  But, the day after Christmas I felt like I should go.  So, as I do when I get that prompt, I went.  On the way out the door mom said goodbye with a nervous smile and I raised my fist to the sky and said,

"I am going to go overcome some obstacles!"

I'll admit, I was just as nervous as my mom.  But as I strapped on my boots and clicked on my skis I felt a heaviness I didn't even realize was there being taken from me, and I moved towards the lift.  It scooped us up and my sister Kayla and I zipped to the top.  We started down the mountain, city sparkling with a peaceful Christmas afterglow, and with every turn my joy and freedom grew and grew!  By the time I got to the bottom I was laughing my guts out!  I forgot how much I loved it.  Kayla looked at me and said, "you look so happy."  I was.

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