• Jade Steckly

Boxing Day

Today was a good day. I can barely keep my eyes open, but I’m awake enough to write about it!

Addison got a job at the ski hill this year and today was her first day of running the T-bar.


I decided to bring the rest of the girls skiing while she worked; after all, Sadie had to try out her new skis and boots!

Now, I used to not be a nervous person, but over the years of raising the girls, I have found that my heart is very easily thrown into a frenzy when there is a chance they could get hurt. And as fun as skiing is, watching them fly down a hill on skis always makes me a bit nervous.

I didn’t do a good job of hiding it today, try as I might. Watching her try and use her edge to slow down was not going well for me. On one trip up the T-bar, she said, “mom, I know you’re nervous, but I’m not nervous at all. I’m having fun!”


I didn’t know how much I needed to hear that until I heard it. I was still nervous on our last few runs down the hill, but I managed to put it in God’s hands and enjoy myself more. Her safety, my anxiety, I put it all in His hands.


And now, I’m tired and I can barely move my legs, but I am so happy.