Monday, October 4, 2010

A Life-Changing Moment

I was reminded of this today while I was at Winkler Bible Camp for my old roommate's wedding...  5 years ago this month, I went to WBC for a youth retreat.  Other youth were there from my church, and it was sooooo fun!  It was great walking around the camp today and just reminiscing the time spent there...  But it also brought back some not-so-good memories, but with those some life-changing-moments memories... =)

Let's start with a background story...  There is an obstacle course at this camp, and I'm not sure what it all is because I never got past the second obstacle, but it looked really cool.  Anyways, the second obstacle was just a bunch of tree stumps you had to walk across.  The pants I was wearing that day were kinda baggy, and I kept almost tripping on them as I begin to walk across.  My friends who were with me kept offering their help, lending me a hand, but I refused because I wanted to do it by myself.  Of course, klutzy me, I did end up tripping on my pants and whacked my left shin on the stump ahead of me.  Yeah, it hurt.  It hurt a lot, and I was kinda freaked out.  I had kinda lifted my pant leg to look, and all I saw was white where I had hit it, so I was a bit worried I had scraped down to my bone, which isn't entirely impossible.  I did keep calm though, and sent one of my friends to get our pastor, then she went to get someone who could carry me to the dining hall.  My leg was pretty swollen, and it hurt to even walk, and it left a pretty good scar.

Anyways, my point is, that night we had a worship night, and I began to realise that I was living my life just how I was walking across those stumps.  I was going through life kinda tripping a bit here and there, and God was always there wanting to lend a hand but I didn't want His help because I thought I could do it by myself.  And I realised that if I kept going like that through life, I was going to get seriously hurt.  It was that weekend when I started reaching out to Karen, eventually getting to the point where I was able to tell her I was suicidal.

Can't get much life-changing than that... =)

Day 1 - Your best friend
Day 2 - Your vices
Day 3 - Your parents
Day 4 - Your siblings
Day 5 - Your dreams
Day 6 - Someone that inspires you
Day 7 - Your job
Day 8 - Your favourite internet friend that you've never met
Day 9 - Someone you wish you could meet
Day 10 - Someone you don't talk to as much as you'd like to
Day 11 - A deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 12 - Your dream vacation
Day 13 - Something you're looking forward to
Day 14 - Someone you've drifted away from
Day 15 - The person you miss the most
Day 16 - Someone that's not in your state/country
Day 17 - The place you wish you were from
Day 18 - The person that you wish you could be
Day 19 - Something that makes you different
Day 20 - Your favourite television shows
Day 21 - Someone you judged by first impression
Day 22 - Your pet peeves
Day 23 - The last person you kissed
Day 24 - The person that gave you your favourite memory
Day 25 - A life-changing moment
Day 26 - The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 - The thing you most enjoy doing
Day 28 - Someone that changed your life
Day 29 - Your talent
Day 30 - Your reflection in the mirror

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