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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

go take a flying leap

Hey Y'all--- this is Frannie coming to you from the great state of Georgia--- filling in for Terri as she and the family make the great transition to Alaska. Hello to my little Maddie!!!! You can come live with me if you aren't diggin' Alaska. It's warm here. You can wear shorts about 9 months out of the year! And I will let you eat all the candy you want!

ok- on to my post

guest blogging--- now that's a lot of pressure, huh? I can write whatever crap I want on my own blog, but I feel like I have to come up with something that passes as somewhat readable for this little post. I was trying to decide what to write about. So, I thought about Terri-- which made me think about Maddie. So, I then refocused and tried to think about Terri again. Of course, Maddie's little songs were singing in the background.

I thought about Terri and this move to Alaska. They are doing this on blind faith. There wasn't a job lined up. Or a house. Or family to be near. Or a promise of a winning lottery ticket. Or a cure for any illness.

Just faith. That this is where they should go. They took a leap. A leap of faith into a great unknown territory. Who knows what will happen? Will they prosper? I certainly hope, but I don't know. Will they be happy? again, I hope, as I'm sure they do. But how amazing is it that they did this? I am in awe. I can't even go to the airport by myself without having severe panic attacks. I would crawl in a corner and wet my pants if I had to move to Alaska without knowing anything about what I would do there or what was in store for me. But Terry and Kelly listened to their inner voice and took the leap.


Who knows what will happen when any of us leap? Will we falter? Or will we land securely on our feet and travel on as if the leap never happened? You can learn a lot when you land. But I think you learn the most during the few seconds that you are in the air, traveling weightless, ready for the unknown. That is where our mettle is. In the space between.

Good luck to you, Terri. I love you and hope that your feet are securely on the ground in Alaska for many years to come.

8 people had something to say:

Beckie said...

Hey Frannie - fancy running into you over here! Great post - I would wet my pants too...

Terri - I've been thinking about you and wondering how the trip is going. Can you feel the positive thoughts, good vibes and prayers we are sending your way?

ChrisB said...

Frannie that was great post, you've so beautifully put into words some of my thoughts.

I'm looking forward to hearing about the journey and Terri's first impression of her new home.

Susie PSU said...

Great guest post!!

Have you heard from her? Is everything going alright?

Emma in Canada said...

Frannie, excellent post. I really admire Terri for making this move.

Steffi said...

Hi Frannie,that´s a great post and I enjoyed to read it!
Good luck for Terri and her family!

Debbie said...

Wonderfully inspiring post. And I really admire Terri and he family as well and, of course, hope the very best for them.

Jocelyn said...

How fun, Frannie, to "see" you here. Well done.

Best wishes to your whole family Terri...I've been thinking about you and how it's going...

my4kids said...

Love your post Frannie and I'm dying to hear how Terri is getting on.