a (big) lesson learned from my 4-year old

Congrats Maureen Giardin! She won my birthday giveaway and her goodies are on the way! 
I wrote this almost 6 years ago- this 4 year old is now 10 and I have a 4 year old that we didn’t know we we would have back then! But I love, love this lesson that she taught me by simply jumping off the diving board!
Jumping into the unknown can be scary.

We may take a step back, in fear.


 Carefully weigh the costs


 Taking the first step is the scariest
But we have to take the plunge


 If we know it is something God has called us to.
 When we finally do take the plunge,
 we find the experience-whatever it is- can be refreshing, and new
And we always find ourselves secure in our Father’s arms.

What is God calling you to do that you’re scared to do?

Originally posted 9-10-11

About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


  1. Seriously love this post! Great pictures!

  2. Thanks Amanda! I didn’t have this post in mind while I was taking the pictures, it just kinda came to me while I was looking through them. Glad you loved it! :)

  3. Ms. Pauline says:

    Wow Kello, What a great blog. Can’t really go into any details at the moment, but kinda feeling like I’m on the edge of the diving board, gripping the board with my toes, trying to hang on. Big decisions are in the works, and not really sure I am liking the direction God is pointing to. Love and Miss Ya,
    Ms. Pauline

  4. Nancy ~ Inkcicles says:

    Great post! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thanks Ms. Pauline!
    Miss you too, and hang in there! God is using you to do great things!

  6. You are very welcome. :)

  7. So excited to share each emotion Allie was experiencing.Even held my breath as we plunged.Thanks for sharing.Love you guys.

  8. this is awesome! Found it through the feature on flats to flip flops. Love it! :) thanks for sharing –paula