God is funny...and I mean that respectfully...He has to have a sense of humor if He created me!!! Seriously!
So one of my favorite Bible verses is Phil. 4:13
I bet I have quoted that scripture at least 1/2 dozen or more times in the last year...not to mention that I have a key chain with that written on it...Yet...I must admit...that I sometimes just forget.
So after posting yesterday...I received the following messages from a few of my friends, family, TEAM!!!
O.K., Ms. Jaime, you have to keep uttering, continuously, Phil. 4:13!!!
Just Remember...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Phil. 4:13
Through Christ...you can do anything!!!
I just think God was like...HELLO JAIME....You know this!!! I laughed and cried...Laughing was first...then a little tear or two over how well protected and fully loved I am!! Even in my moments of misery!
I received several other heartfelt messages from friends who were kind enough to take the time to remind me of my Journey...remind me that this is not a Solo ACT and that I have an amazing TEAM.
Not like I have not said it a thousand times before...but that was one of the things that inspired me about Kerri and Misty on their run for gold in London...they were clearly a team...they worked at being a team...A great team is not perfect and may not always travel a perfectly smooth path...but a great team navigates the obstacles together...Hand in Hand!
I DO NOT KNOW HOW...but I seem to forget my team sometimes...I get lost in my stuff and forget that I do not have to do this by myself...I am hard headed that way!
The hard part for me always...is asking for help! I just struggle with that so much!!! But you know, this Journey is teaching me that accepting help does not mean I am weak...it just means that I am human! And boy am I HUMAN! WAY HUMAN!
So as I navigate these ups and downs...I am just going to keep visualizing that my hand is being held...by all of you and most importantly..by Christ who gives me Strength.
I keep this picture on my desk since I returned from California...I am posting it again as a reminder to myself of what I experienced on that day!! ( I told you I would talk about this experience for the rest of my days)
I know that not everyday is going to feel like that day! But what I learned and am learning about myself and others on that day will be forever cherished and will always serve as a reminder of The Possibilities of this Journey...
Thank you for holding my hand..and sometimes pulling me UP when I can't quite seem to do it myself!
So please keep me, my Mom and this Journey in your prayers...WE need them!!!
Thank you! JLP