Recently, Aven has been pulling herself up on various household items (the couch and her toys) to stand. She has taken her hands off whatever she was holding onto and stood unassisted for a few seconds. I know these are the first steps toward her learning to walk. I posted the featured photo for this post on Instagram along with the following caption. “You’re learning to stand and find your balance, which is definitely a set of skills you will need as you evolve and enter into the fullness of your divine destiny. Learning to stand, and finding balance always seems to prepare you for your next steps.” Reading it back to myself, I thought about how true that is in life, not just in childhood.