Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A moment of panic gripped me as what I am stood on the threshold of what I could be; or, more disturbingly, what I was meant to be.



A lifetime of insecurities camouflaged to everyone but those who know me best; the things they are privy to is nothing less than piteous. You don't believe me? Ah well...

As I sat last night paralyzed, gnawing on the fingernails of fear, words appeared on the screen of my iphone - words from a daughter-turned-friend.

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not."

Have you stood on that threshold alone and shaking, only to suddenly feel warm and unexpected hands pressed against your back? Angel hands prodding you on?

Christmas, indeed. This is how He comes.

13 comments:

MarmePurl said...

Daughters-turned-friends are the best. Angel Hands have been there unexpectedly for me more times than I deserve.
Christmas, Indeed. A very Blessed one to you, gentle woman.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

You see how comforting can be a few words from the right person.
They Instantly change your mood.. to better.
..And you can feel those angels' hands reaching out to you.
Costas

TexWisGirl said...

dear sweet allison - give that almost-grown daughter a hug for me. :)

Annette said...

"daughter-turned-friend" -- isn't that the truth; and the best! How wonderful for her to send you that message just when you needed it most.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I hope those weren't real fingernails you were chewing on too ;)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...
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Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Let's try this again --

only you and perhaps your daughter know what's about to happen... and that's quite good. :)

Randy said...

You are very lucky indeed.

Debbie said...

Take my hand...

Love you,
Debbie

Judy said...

I have indeed and it's a wonderful feeling.

Pam said...

Out of the mouth of what was once a babe in Mama's arms, comes the truth of what you needed to hear, Alli.
Blessings from above.. indeed.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a great kid. She must have awesome parents!!!

Country Mouse Studio said...

That's how I feel about my daughter too she's such a blessing