Jenny and I have both worked towards this and waited for it to come - our youngest child, Isabelle, has finally decided to walk during the month of September.
At the first MSU football game tailgate, she was content to sit, eat and play in one spot.
The past 2 weekends, at the MSU vs. Georgia & the Alcorn State games tailgating, things were completely different as we observed her making her way around to greet everyone. Maybe she was just showing off. Maybe she was just vying for free food. Most likely, it was an equal combination of both.
Nevertheless, this video attached is a short compilation of the summer to fall 2010 journey for Isabelle learning to walk on... of course it includes the classic U2 song “Walk On”.
Additionally, J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote in his ever-popular story Lord of the Rings lyrics to a song about the paths of life we will walk on. It read as follows:
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
And on a final note, the apostle Paul once recorded in the Scripture passage of Ephesians 2:10 that “we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them”. Yes, this article has been yet another shameless method to brag on one of my children. But, let me ask you this question: compared to my families joy over Isabelle, how much more does the Heavenly Father rejoice in seeing you learn to walk in the ways that He has gone before you to prepare and created you to walk in? The Road goes ever on and on...