Sunday, January 31 2010 @ 08:24 pm PST
Contributed by: WatchCat
It's not just a great quote or an old friend's blog.
It was also an answer to prayer.
And I had no idea what was coming at me today. Just another speaker...
Some of you know that I'm trying to get into a paramedic program. I didn't publicize that here because I wasn't quite owning it yet. Until today.
The speaker from the international response group had a commanding presence, no mistake. I didn't get a chance to ask but I'd bet a bottle of something good that he's ex-military. Chalk it up to that if you want.
I don't think that five words were out of his mouth before I knew in my gut that I needed to listen. Ten words and I knew I was on holy ground. There are moments in life when knowing something "in your heart" is too mild a phrase. Knew it in my heart, yes, but I also knew it in my breath, my hands, my eyes. I have no idea how the heck it's all going to work out but I know I need to work towards it. I know I'll be good at it, I know they'll need me.
I think what really scared me was when I told Mr. WatchCat about my response and he pretty much said, "I don't like it, but yes, I know." He knew even before I opened my mouth.
So many questions, so many risks. I'm well aware of them. And there's a part of me that's still scared about the future.
But damn the torpedoes, I know what I'm working for now.