How many times do we fall in life? How many of those times have we given up? Yes I know I have done it many of times too.
It seems easier to just give up and forget about it. As adults when we fail we just walk away and cut our losses. No matter how bad we really really want something we still just give up. Our hopes and dreams seem to just slide out from under us and become just that a dream.
This last week I have been really watching my 6 1/2 month old son Liam. He hasn’t started to crawl yet, because he is going for the bigger picture he just wants to walk. I have watched him over and over again try to pull him self up to a standing position, but each time he gets to a squatting position and his legs just can’t manage to push him up.
Yesterday morning was no different then any other. I was having my morning apple cider, honey and warm water while watching Liam play with his car his Nana and Grandpa got him for Christmas.
I looked at my phone quickly to see the time as we had Liam’s 6 month check up that morning. As I looked up this little monkey managed to pull him self up and was standing. He stood there for a minute and was thinking next thing I know he takes one hand off his car and try’s to take a step but his legs gave out and he fell and bumped his head a little ( Thank god we have carpet there). Poor little guy looked shocked and started to cry I felt horrible. I thought he hurt him self the first time he tried to walk now he is going to be scared.
I was amazed he looked at me and put his head on my leg wiped his tears and he tried to pull him self up again. Not only did he try, fall and hurt himself but he didn’t give up he tried again and again and again.
It is amazing how a baby knows that you will succeed if you keep trying. Some how as we become adults we forget that with failure comes success.
As I look at my son this morning I am reminded that to live my dream I need to keep going, don’t look back and NEVER GIVE UP.