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Baby Steps

BABY STEPS

 

There’s nothing greater than finding love. More so in a person. A person through whom you learn life changing lessons by simply observing them. That’s the definition of the love of my life. A beautiful soul with the smile of an angel and a personality that lights up a dark room. He is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received in life, and although I don’t have the privilege of spending every waking day with him, I treasure the few that I get.

I can almost feel the excitement in your heart right now, me talking about love and all, and trust me I’m excited too. I love talking about him, but as much as I’d love to ramble about him all day and probably throw a few pictures here of his adorable self, I won’t be able to do so. We decided to keep his identity private when it comes to social media.

However, just to give you a small glimpse of who he is, I’ll let you in on a little scoop. In a month’s time, he, the love of my life, will be 2 years of age. Yap. That’s right. He is 1 year, 11months old. Sorry to burst your bubble guys haha. The love of my life that I’m talking about happens to be my nephew. A little ball of sunshine who’s currently holding the title of ‘most favorite person’ in our family.

The year was 2014, around the hours of 10 O’clock when I met Him. A tiny cute baby and the first person to promote me to the status of ‘Aunt’. Since then, I have cherished and enjoyed watching him as he moves from one stage of life to another.The crying, sleeping, crawling and talking stage.

My personal favorite however, was when he started walking. He had just finished the crawling phase and being the adventurous person he is it was just a matter of time. He began by trying to stand on his little feet which would last for only so long. He then started supporting himself on furniture and people and taking a couple of steps. As he tried it, he would wobble and stagger for the most part but still continued determined to walk by himself. And day by day, he got better at it. Then there were days He’d feel extremely confident and try taking a few steps without support and just when he thought he had it, he would fall on the floor. Or rather into his mother’s arms. I don’t know how but somehow his mom would always appear out of nowhere and get to him before his crush landing.

Finally, after a long time away in school, I went to his place to visit and guess who came running like a mini ‘Rudisha’ when I opened the door. I dropped my bag and screamed my lungs out. It was one of my happiest moments. Since then, he’s been walking, running, jumping and climbing every climbable thing or person on sight.

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I was taken back to this trip down memory lane by a couple of precious jewels with whom I’ve had the privilege of interacting with through this blog. The wonderful gents and ladies who’ve opened up to me about their personal insecurities and hurdles in life . I am writing this for you with the hope of encouraging you to soldier on in your journey.

Most of you think that I woke up one day all confident, threw my blankets and started reshuffling my life. That I just magically got over the fears and doubts I had. How I wish. But it’s nothing close to that. It’s been a journey of taking many small baby steps. It still is. It’s a journey of learning to walk and finding my footing. My best friend can tell you some pretty interesting stories of how I tremble and sweat like a rat every time I’m about to hit the ‘publish’ button on this blog. How at times I sleep feeling confident of my decisions and the minute I wake up I get hit by a wave of all those fears and doubts I’ve had in the past. How at times I want to crawl back to that lonely shell again.

That’s how it is at times. But every day, just like that little baby, I have to keep rising up and taking another step. I had to take the first step of conquering self doubt by letting people read my work. By starting this blog. By taking a break and cutting out some people from my life. And each day as I write and post, as I choose to focus on the positives instead of the negatives, it gets easier. I’m becoming more confident and the fear is slowly fading away.

And at times I have to do it despite the negative feelings I have.

For I have learnt that it’s through the wobbling and the staggering, the falling down and rising up. Through trying over and over each day and having faith to take another step that I’ve grown stronger and the journey become much easier. It didn’t magically change in a day.

Sometimes we think that it will all change one day. That nasty addiction we can’t get over, the painful heartbreak we went through, that insecurity we have about ourselves, the bitterness we harbor against a particular person. We assume that one day it will all go away. We wish it would. But that rarely happens. It’s usually a journey. One that begins by making one baby step, and another and another. And with time we get closer to the destination and the effects wear off as we become stronger and stronger.

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You’ll only conquer your battles by taking the steps needed. That little baby keeps trying in faith that one day He’ll be able to walk on His own. So should you. Start and have faith that one day  you’ll make it. And even if you stumble or fall, and you will at times, take heart. There’s someone holding your hand. Just like a mother sweeps in to hold her baby before he falls, God is ever present. Ready to catch you and get you back on your feet.

Psalm 37:23; If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm, though he stumble he will not fall, for the Lord upholds Him with his hand (NIV)

Keep taking the baby steps. With time, you’ll learn to walk, run, climb and who knows, one day, you might just fly.

 

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Love & Blessings
68 Responses
  • Bhoke
    November 1, 2017

    Wow amazing. God bless and increase you.

  • Alva Grothe
    October 2, 2017

    Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you really know what you’re talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my web site =). We could have a link exchange arrangement between us!

  • Lucy
    May 6, 2017

    Great blog. A real blessing.

  • Fridah Kaburi
    June 1, 2016

    Your voice inspires I feel like I can do anything after reading your work.

    • Ivy Koome
      June 1, 2016

      Awwwwww…. that is so sweet and humbling.
      You can do all things through Christ dear

  • Fridah Kaburi
    June 1, 2016

    Your voice inspires I feel like I can do anything after reading your work.

  • you write well.

  • you write well.

  • shirokuriah
    May 16, 2016

    beautiful piece dear
    totally spoke to me

    • Ivy Koome
      May 16, 2016

      I’m glad it did dear. Thanks for reading

  • shirokuriah
    May 16, 2016

    beautiful piece dear
    totally spoke to me

    • Ivy Koome
      May 16, 2016

      I’m glad it did dear. Thanks for reading

  • Sandra
    May 11, 2016

    Ivy every day you continue to be an inspiration in my life.
    One step at a time indeed.

  • Alice Amaya
    May 7, 2016

    Oh how I love reading your articles! Am so encouraged to kip moving because God will always hold me up. I hope one of these fine days you’ll write about the adult love of your life if you know what I mean. Looking forward to the next one!

    • Ivy Koome
      May 7, 2016

      Hahaha…. maybe I will 🙂 thanks dear

    • Ivy Koome
      May 16, 2016

      Hahaha. All glory to God. Thanks for reading dear

  • Alice Amaya
    May 7, 2016

    Oh how I love reading your articles! Am so encouraged to kip moving because God will always hold me up. I hope one of these fine days you’ll write about the adult love of your life if you know what I mean. Looking forward to the next one!

    • Ivy Koome
      May 7, 2016

      Hahaha…. maybe I will 🙂 thanks dear

    • Ivy Koome
      May 16, 2016

      Hahaha. All glory to God. Thanks for reading dear

  • n. gitao
    May 6, 2016

    It’s encouraging that at this era when creative writing is almost at its death bed in Kenya that a “niece” is reviving it. Keep it up Ivy. You are destined for greatness.

    • Ivy Koome
      May 6, 2016

      Amen. Thank you so much

    • Ivy Koome
      May 16, 2016

      Thank you so much Gitao. Your sentiments are humbling. God bless

  • n. gitao
    May 6, 2016

    It’s encouraging that at this era when creative writing is almost at its death bed in Kenya that a “niece” is reviving it. Keep it up Ivy. You are destined for greatness.

    • Ivy Koome
      May 6, 2016

      Amen. Thank you so much

    • Ivy Koome
      May 16, 2016

      Thank you so much Gitao. Your sentiments are humbling. God bless

  • Judy Kinya
    May 5, 2016

    Very encouranging Ivy. Keep it up and all the best

  • Judy Kinya
    May 5, 2016

    Very encouranging Ivy. Keep it up and all the best

  • Diana Kamau
    May 4, 2016

    Just beautiful.. I honestly thought ni better half.. Hihi.
    Great Job Ivy.

  • Diana Kamau
    May 4, 2016

    Just beautiful.. I honestly thought ni better half.. Hihi.
    Great Job Ivy.

  • josnduati
    May 4, 2016

    The article spoke to me and Im sure it did to millions of people.May God keep inspiring you each and every day to write and keep writing.Nice work bubbles! 🙂

  • josnduati
    May 4, 2016

    The article spoke to me and Im sure it did to millions of people.May God keep inspiring you each and every day to write and keep writing.Nice work bubbles! 🙂

  • Eve
    May 4, 2016

    That is a refreshing and deeply motivating piece,thanks Ivy,you never know whose heart you are talking to with your encouraging word. Keep on keeping on. I thank God for you.

  • Maestrofficial
    May 4, 2016

    Baby Steps indeed.
    God will make them firm.
    We gotta have Faith in Him.
    He’s Ebenezer so far.
    Keep on writing Ivy…

  • MMMicheni
    May 4, 2016

    Great piece of literature… Truly, we should consistently stand up, and every time we fall, ‘pick something up’.

    Be blessed, Ivy!

  • lialijoseph
    May 3, 2016

    Great as always. And to think that even fifty years down the line, we still won’t be there yet. We still will be our Father’s child, and He’ll help us up each time we fall. #AbelChungu

  • fridahmukuria
    May 3, 2016

    Haha Ivy!! Hapo nmepatikana.. That twist was on point.. Apologies accepted 😂😂 Good work!!

  • Sam Ndung'u
    May 3, 2016

    Mmh

  • Bob Ayoti
    May 3, 2016

    Hahaha… You got me there… Nice twist though and awesome read. Good job dear

  • Grace Koome
    May 3, 2016

    Waoh!!! I am encouraged. I will keep on taking a step at a time n never loose focusing on Jesus .
    Keep on writing dear.???????????? I laughed……. Bless the Lord oh my soul n forget not His benefits…Psalms 103:3.

    • adornedwomanke
      May 3, 2016

      Hahah. Amen. Thanks mom

    • belinda
      May 10, 2016

      I had to read it two times 🙂
      thank you girl.

      • belinda
        May 10, 2016

        aunty K

      • Ivy Koome
        May 16, 2016

        I am honoured. Thanks too Siz

  • Marvin Gakunyi
    May 3, 2016

    Your choice of word is second to none. I love the suspense of making me think it’s about your better half.

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