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. The day after Christmas I felt like I should go. 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 lifted. The lift scooped us up, and my sister Kayla and I zipped to the top. As we started down the mountain, city sparkling with a peaceful Christmas afterglow, my freedom and joy grew with every turn. By the time I got to the bottom I was laughing! I forgot how much I loved it. Kayla looked at me and said, "You look so happy." I was.
As you move ahead in your work with flowers, I hope you'll toss your fist to the sky and move ahead in the face of nervousness and fear. Laughter is on the other side and love is with you through it all!