Family reunited after 500 miles
FINISH Two landmark events happened to me this week.
First, I completed my 500-mile trek along the Camino de Santiago with my brother Ian over 28 days. And, more importantly, I was reunited with my wife Sarah and youngest child Ollie who I had not seen for over a month.
It’s the longest we have been apart and being reunited for a few days (before I set off again for another trek) feels so good.
The Camino continued to be an enlightening journey. I bumped into Pat from Texas a few times this week. He is a few years older than me at 65 and we talked about why he felt the urge to be walking in Spain on his own as he had the start of Parkinson’s (I had noticed his hands shaking). He is a man on a similar journey to me, realising that now is the time for action “because he can” and making the most of every day.
At one rest stop you drink a bottle of pilgrim’s ale and they give you a pen to write on your bottle and add it to the thousands of others on the many bottle trees.
I wrote words for my family and those like me with prostate cancer. I have no idea if they will ever be read but it was kind of spiritual writing something. Together with speaking to Pat, it made me think how I must tell people how important they are to me while I can as I can’t leave it to chance people knowing.
Is there someone you haven’t told what they mean to you lately, why not call them today?
Until next week Kev