Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Risk vs Control

A point was brought up today about how much of a risk-taker I am... or not. :) You see, there are things I take risks in. Calculated risks, mostly. Being able to take risks and calculated risks helps me in a lot of areas in my life. I took a risk to adopt.

But there is a point when risk taking is really a loss of control. That, I don't do so well with. I don't do drugs. I don't water ski, or snow ski. Or anything, pretty much, that involves potential loss of physical control.

Anyway, it's just an interesting thought. Think about it. Do you take risks? Or are you in control? I'm in control... too much so sometimes, I admit. Alpha Mama Dog here... so, that's what's on my mind today.

I believe we should strive to find balance in our lives. There are things I *must* let go of and give control over to someone else... ie, Mindy's divorce. I cannot control that outcome. But, damned if I don't try (in my heart)!!! lol And, actually, in any other physical way I can help. But in this case, it is more a reality of someone evil having control over her or myself and my family. Uh huh. Nope.

But it does lead to the interesting questions.... risk or control? They're definitely related. And I'm definitely finding my balance. :)



  1. I like LOTS of control! I wouldn't let anyone but my mom drive Spencer for the first 3 months of her life. I probably wouldn't have even let her, but I had c-section and you can't drive for 6 weeks. I also hate flying, subjective tests, and about a million other things that place my well-being, or Spencer's, in someone else's hands.

    I'm pretty sure having Spencer was the last real risk I took.

  2. ... AND, i might add- it wa THE BEST thing I ever did.

    she is OUR daughter. MY daughter and is already the best thing that has ever happened to me!

  3. well, I took the biggest leap of faith I have ever taken when I said yes to Gao Mei- and it is the best thing I have ever done. One day I will tell her amazing story- it was the scariest thing I've ever done. You'll know why soon enough :O)

    but sometimes, you do have to let go and take those risks and trust that God will hold your hand and see you through. that isn't to say in her case i didn't keep HER needs foremost in my mind and didn't make SURE we could meet them :)