“I didn’t drop the baby” a sentence I’ve said a few times over the last few days!
We’ve just returned from a few days back home. There was a gathering of family and friends which included a primary school friend who had a baby about two and a half months ago. When I had confirmation that they were hoping to come along I was excited to see her for the first time in ages, and to meet the baby, but also I was slightly apprehensive about holding him. I twitch regularly, I’ve got plenty of protection on my phone for the number of times I drop it, and I bump into things. You can probably see where this is going… I was concerned that these things would happen if I held the baby.
However when they came, I didn’t think about it at all. When I was able to I held the baby, we went for a little walk to the conservatory, took a seat, a little walk back before he went back to his mum. It wasn’t until the guests had left, we’d tidied up and I suddenly announced “I didn’t drop the baby”.
There are times when we can get caught up in things that worry us, those things can sometimes stop us from doing what we need to or want to. It’s difficult to put those worries aside but that’s what sometimes helps. I honestly don’t know what happened that meant I was able to hold the baby and stay holding him but I imagine if I’d been thinking about what I thought ‘could’ happen I probably wouldn’t have held him in the first place.
We can’t let our worries take over our lives. We can’t stop doing things because of our concerns. I get frustrated with my brain, as frequent readers will know, there are times when I don’t do things because I’m scared. My challenge is to get back to the time when I just lived life, when I held my friends babies without question.
Hmmmmmmmm challenge is definitely the right word!