We Are All In The Same Boat (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 2)

We Are All In The Same Boat (Noah’s Ark Wisdom Part 2)

Everything you ever need to know, can be learned from Noah’s ark…

1. Don’t miss the boat.
2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.

We are all in the same boat? Really? I have to admit, I don’t always see it that way. Sometimes it feels more like I am in a dingy all by myself and the waves just keep tossing me around. When I look at my friends, I see these amazing, disciplined moms who have amazing children and all this energy, and I think that they have it so much more together than I do. They are happy with their lives. They are so put together. And if they have worries, they seem to be able to say a prayer and let it go at that. Clearly, that’s NOT the boat I’m in most of the time.

But that’s my observations from the outside looking in. Grass is always greener, right? When I sit down and talk with some of my closest friends who happen to also be some of the most put together women I know, I get a very different glimpse of what their real struggles are and are not. Guess what? They don’t have it as put together as I thought they did. They not only worry, get stressed, eat too much at times and/or feel they need to be healthy and/or exercise more, beat themselves up over decisions they’ve made or not made, second guess themselves, and they, too, wonder if they are actually hearing God’s voice or if they are just making decisions based on their own wants and needs. And what’s even funnier – at least to me – is that some of those women think I am the put together one!!

Oh my goodness… it is starting to sound like the same boat… The SS Life. Could it be?? Let’s roll with that analogy because it works well for me (plus I need a vacation and right now, imagining about a cruiseship is the closest I am going to get to actually being on a vacation). I can see the boat now, and you know what? I think the SS Life is a big big boat. And what if the different phases of our lives are more like the various levels of that ship? I might be stuck in an interior room (new mommy stage) while some of my friends have oceanview rooms (elementary school age). There are times when I might be up on the top deck with the sun shining down on me and during that same moment some of my friends are in line at the buffet and others are stuck in their rooms feeling motion sick. Same boat… just different levels… and every now and then we bump into each other. Sometimes it’s just a quick hello before we are off to the next area and other times we stop and chat and enjoy each other’s company for a while before moving on.

The point is – we are all in the same boat even if it doesn’t feel like it. Different levels, different rooms, different faires, different iteneraries but it’s still the same boat. And there’s comfort in that knowledge.


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