Sometimes we all need a little support.
The Narrows is a small canyon in Zion National park where the Virgin river runs through. Its walls are spectacularly beautiful, and that canyon draws many people in to walk through the river and explore. My family and I were there several months ago, and the older grandkids, a couple of my siblings and siblings-in-laws and my mama and I went on a little adventure up the river.
Our adventure was cut short when we heard thunder and hightailed it back down the river to the mouth of the canyon, as we didn’t want to get stuck in a flash flood.
As we walked through the river, my older son held on to my mama's hand, helping her along the river…He held her hand for safety, so she didn’t fall, and also so they could move a little faster together.
As I trailed behind them, just enjoying my son helping my mama, I was thinking about their changing relationship. My mama had, so many times in the past, held my son's hand, both for safety, and so they could move a little faster together. Now, as I walked behind them, I was recognizing how in a few short years aspects of their relationship had changed and flipped.
My dear friends, can we see the change in the relationships in our lives and recognize that change is necessary and important? Sometimes we try to cling to the way things were, but our relationships change, as they should. Can we see the beauty in the new, can we find the support in the new?
I hope you have an amazing week dear friends, I am so very grateful for you.
Krista is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She has an online studio with all sorts of different class types!