So far, she isn't telling us, "I do it." I'm sure that day is coming as the calendar pages turn and we move closer to her 2nd birthday. Her need for speed is not without casualties. Her poor nose got the brunt of a fall, and she was sporting quite a lovely scrape when we visited a couple weeks ago.
As we went to a couple of different parks during our visit, I kept thinking about how it was a metaphor for life.
Later in the day, Randy & I took Kinley to a park just a few blocks away from their house. At that play apparatus, there were slides for toddlers and ones for a little bit bigger kids.
It was kind of like the Goldilocks story. The little one was just right. (photo below, upper left). Just like at the first slide, she could maneuver the steps with just a little help. However, we misjudged the middle-sized one, and Grandma should have been more worried about catching Kinley at the bottom than taking a photo (upper right hand side photo.) But, with a quick hug and a dust off, Kinley was ready for more.
So encourage each other and build each other up,
just as you are already doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11