I am so grateful for heavenly help. This pretty girl has always been full of adventure. She’s 1000% fearless. And it sometimes scares this momma half to death.
I have a picture of her when she was barely a year old, where she climbed to the top of a ladder in the garage. Completely unassisted.
Yesterday, we were at the beach, and she was chasing seagulls. One landed on a rock on the edge of the beach, in the middle of a rock wall. One minute she was right by me, the next, she was climbing the sharp, jagged rocks, trying to reach the dang bird in the center. I saw her, and started running. Like BOLTING. And the Spirit immediately whispered to my mind, “Slow down. Be calm. Make it a game.”
Why? Because little miss Alyla Loo is one of those spirited kids who tries to run away when mom is chasing her. She doesn’t stop and listen. She runs. In hind sight, I’m certain He whispered that, because if I had run, she would have hurriedly tried to climb, and would have fallen. And most assuredly got hurt.
So? I slowed down. I walked over. I talked her through it. And when I reached her? I held her hand and helped her climb over the rocks. We made it a game. After a minute of this, she wanted to climb up to the bird again. I helped and supported her as I could, but there was a point where she got too high for me to reach. The only thing I had a hold of was her ankle. The fun mom in me wanted to let her climb. But again, the Spirit practically yelled in my head, “DO NOT LET HER GO.” So I held her ankle tight.
Of course she cried, and was upset with me, but she was safe. I have no idea what would have happened if I hadn’t listened to the Spirit. And I’m grateful I don’t have to find out. She’s safe. We’re happy enjoying a beautiful California vacation. And I’m high-fiving heaven for helping me raise my beautiful children. Actually, helping me raise His beautiful children.
They are His after all. They’re simply on loan to me so that I can prepare them to return to Him. I’m doing the best I know how, and I’m most definitely grateful for the heavenly help.