Becoming... What?

I've had the opportunity to work with TOFW for the past several years as a volunteer. I've folded programs, worked the will-call booth, ushered and just had a great time. As volunteers, we always find out ahead of time what the theme is (we also get our adorable bags) so that we can make the theme a matter of thought and prayer. This year's theme is CHOOSE TO BECOME. They asked us to find just one thing in our life that we would like to change, add, strengthen, or whatever... And I couldn't do it.

Those of you who know me, know that I am a project person. I always have several irons in the fire. The author, Robert Heinlein, once said, "Specialization is for insects." I have to admit that I have long held that opinion. Because of the many areas of my life that I am striving to improve and the many projects I am currently involved with, I was simply overwhelmed at the thought of choosing only one. So, I didn't.

The event was wonderful - as it always is. I laughed. I cried. I rejoiced at having my daughter, Kat!e with me there for the first time. As Laurel, the superhero formerly known as worst-case-scenario-girl, spoke on Friday night I was deeply touched at the emotional journey she has gone on this year after selecting her ONE thing. I love her so much. She is such an example to me. And it made me want to choose my one thing. Maybe I was supposed to be a runner?! No.

This became my pattern for the rest of the conference... Maybe I should become _____________ ? No.

And then, Merrilee spoke. And I knew. I am supposed to become Strong again. I have not been through the devastating experiences that Merrilee has over the past year, but I have been broken down. I have been taken to my knees. And as soon as she talked about how her one thing was to become strong again the Spirit whispered to me that I need to do the same. So, give me this mountain!

That may mean giving up a few projects. It will mean  more exercise - physical and spiritual. But I know that I can do this because, "All things are possible to him that believeth." Who knows, I may get to add a few projects. Maybe even running! Probably not, though. No.

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