21 Oct Sandbar-standing, dolphin-touching rock star
Fearis a comfortable companion to many of us. It’s my first instinct when my kids are sick or when I send them off to a friend’s house or school. Or when I have an unusual ache or my husband isn’t home on time. Dread. I am always certain, certain, that my worries will be realized. The worst case scenario is always expected. If death is a possibility, I know it will come.
|Picture from www.visitpensacolabeach.com|
One afternoon during our Sabbath on the sand, Lee put down his book and declared, “I am going to swim out to the dolphins!”
Know that Lee grew up on a farm with two brothers. He is strong and determined, like a farmer. And fearless, like a middle brother.
Whatever buoyancy is offered by the salt in the water is negated by the current. The ocean is a different animal than a pool or a lake. I admit I didn’t put much thought into my journey to the sandbar, just wanted to be with Lee and let him know his wife was a dolphin-touching, sandbar-standing rock star.
That day in the Gulf of Mexico, it became real:
“Do not fear, for I am with you
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”