“I volunteered you for something.” Marcie smiled sweetly at me in the hallway at church 6 months ago. If it was only the smile, I wouldn’t have thought much about it. But the eyes gave her away. The smile spoke nothing, the eyes were dancing with mischief.
“We’re going skydiving and I said you’d do it too!” There it was. This wasn’t some “Amy can bring cupcakes to the next activity” volunteer. This was risk my life, throw myself out of a plane volunteerism.
The practical, 36 year old Amy’s stomach immediately had to scrape itself off the floor. WHAT??? My brain was screaming. I have kids! I have a husband! I have a business! I can’t risk all that!
At the same moment my 36 year old self was trying to wrap my mind around this invitation, my 16 year old self spoke up. “Absolutely! I’ve always wanted to do that!” Oh those stupid bucket lists we make when we are too young to realize we have anything to lose! Read More →