Remember the "Nestea Plunge"? Some hot, thirsty person drinks iced tea mixed from a powder and it is so refreshing that they fall into a pool. I thought of that because someone asked me to see photos of Isaiah. I don't have them up. What if everyone follows along and things fall through because THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES?
Oops. There is that pride again.
It is hot. I am thirsty. I am swilling my tea through clenched teeth and white-knuckling the ladder so I don't go in. Everyone else is in the pool; enjoying a refreshing drink.
Wow. It is so like me to hold back the joy in anticipation of the disappointment that hasn't come yet. It is "the way I am".
I am so thirsty. I have worked so hard. This is the funnest most profound thing anyone can do. It is the very definition of delight. I have been so busy armoring my heart that I am missing out on the pleasure of anticipation. So are Mickey and the girls and they have the added difficulty of dealing with a hot, tired, thirsty, sweaty person who stands there with a glass of tea and a pool and WON"T TAKE THE PLUNGE!!!!!!!!
I will climb back out and complain about the heat. Push me back in. For right now, I am going in.