Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Our son is truly through hiking now. His thru-hike of 485 miles on the Colorado Trail was accomplished in 26 days...an average of 19.4 miles a day! Amazing! His dad and I were his crew throughout and what a thrill it was to find him at the designated trailheads every time. My fears of his being mauled by a bear, attacked by a pack of coyotes or being torn apart by wild dogs turned out to be unfounded. In the end, the only dangers he encountered were biting mosquitoes, pesky flies and a charging cow.
Now that we're both in our 70's, how many more chances will we have to care for our son or daughter? Soon it might be their turn to care for us. Maybe it's a privilege either way. Thanks, God (and Scott), for this amazing gift.