Water’s Edge

Side by side we stand – our toes at the edge of the creeping shoreline. Her small hand rests inside of mine. She leans in, tugging at my arm and urging me to inch forward. I resist. “Come on! I need to show you,” she pleads. Her bright eyes look up into mine with hopeful longing. I look down into them. I want to be brave enough for her. Yet as I turn and look out into the turbulence that lies before us I feel frozen. “Can’t we just watch the waves from right here?” I ask. Her face tells me that we can’t. She pulls again at my arm, urging, pleading, begging. But I can feel my feet gripping into the soft sinking sand beneath me. “What if we get knocked down? What if I can’t hold us up? What if it takes hold of us and won’t let go? I’m afraid. I don’t want to go in. I don’t know what’s out there. What if I’m not strong enough? What if it breaks me?” Her wide eyes turn and then narrowly focus out towards the horizon, beyond the breaking waves and wild fury that rages right in front of us. Then in a voice so calm and self assured, she softly whispers, “But what if it shows us?”

18 thoughts on “Water’s Edge

  1. This is beautiful, Sara! Thank you for liking one of my posts. I’m a new blogger. Started just three days back. Followed you. Would love to stay connected. All the love. 😊🌻

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    1. Thank you and a warm welcome to the blogging world. I just started this past year and have really enjoyed engaging with this amazing community. I look forward to reading more from you. 💕😊

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      1. Thank you so much, Sara! So far the blogging community has been very kind towards me. I hope you enjoy reading my future posts as well. I’d love to read more from you. Together, upwards and onwards! 😊🌻

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  2. Networking is such an important part of this blogging world. Unless we reach out to others, they don’t know how to fund us. You are starting out on the right track… and I love your title, “Wishing Tree” – and the by-lines. Healing – connecting – empowering – thriving are such worthy goals. And they help others know what you are about. I changed my by-line (sub-heading) a short time ago because “Loving One Another” only partially told my mission. Your story titles are captivating and your writing style is engaging. I look forward to seeing more of your posts as they appear in my “Reader.” I am now following you. My post yesterday was part of this 2021 theme, “EMBRACE” – and it focused on Embrace a Tree. Did you see it? Already you have nearly 30 who have clicked “like” on your Water’s Edge. You’re off to a great start! God bless you, {{{Sara))) ❤

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    1. Thank you for this incredibly thoughtful message. Sending my thoughts out into the world here still feels new and unsettling at times, not knowing if and how they are received. So I really appreciate your kind words.
      I also love what I’ve explored on your site. Your new by-lines suit your site well “Spreading love, joy, peace, faith & unity”. I really like the images and insightful thoughts on “Embrace.” Looking forward to reading more from you.
      Thank you again. Your comments brought a smile to my day. 😊

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