Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10

Sometimes I have a fear of heights. Its sort of a strange fear compared to some because I can stand on the edge of a cliff, hang off a mountain & stare off a bridge & I don't fear that. Its the 'dangly height' fear. Like gondolas & trams & suspension bridges! But, I continue to try new things & push myself with my fears. Like the Gondola for example in the photo. I went up it, all by myself in Banff, Alberta! Had to take photos to prove I really did it! And then, I decided to cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver. It wasn't that scary at all though there was one lady who went across on her hands & knees. I guess she had worse fears than me! So, I try new things sometimes.

Last weekend, hubby & I took a whirlwind trip to Chilliwack in my car. The roads were fine for half the way, till we hit the mountain pass. Scary stuff! Blowing snow, sleet, wind & icy roads. He was driving & I was scared stiff. The worst part was, I knew I would have to drive home myself the next day because we were there to get him a work van.

I got in the car on Saturday afternoon & I was nervous even before we left the city. Just because I knew of what was to come. However, I'll take my blessings in small doses. Though I was white-knuckled & shaking on the first hour of my drive home, I realized I was doing fine. It wasn't snowing & it was just snowy. No visibility issues, no majour ice. Just compact snow & some slush. I followed my sweety in his van for 4 hours & kept thanking God over & over that it wasn't snowing & that I wasn't in the ditch (for I did see a bad truck accident) All the "fear not" songs & verses I could think of came to my mind which I repeated in my head over & over.

And when we got back home to Osoyoos & he asked me how I was, I said "I hope I don't have to do that again." And his response is "but now you know you CAN!". Ahh, how true that was.

Maybe this year I can try killing my own spiders...maybe!

1 comment:

  1. I can so much relate to your "heights issue!" Way up in the CN Tower ... No problem. On a ladder cleaning out the gutters 20 feet up ... Good luck!

    I suppose that you really don't know how is it to drive in that weather until you experience it...Bin there, done that... I know what you went through. Glad you got home safe! :-)