Just over one year ago, Chris and I had the opportunity to serve as "Ma" and "Pa" for a re-enactment trek for the youth. Once I find the pictures from that I will share them and the story. But for tonight it is enough to say that that experience has made me forever grateful for and empathetic toward our pioneer ancestors.
I cannot say if I will ever face a trial comparable to that of those two handcart companies. But if I do, I hope that I will have the fortitude and resolve they did to bear whatever lot I am given without complaint, giving praise to the Giver of Life until I draw my last breath. And when I do pass on, I hope to be able to account to those who gave all, both patriot and pioneer, that I did not squander the gifts of freedom and faith they bequeathed to us, their posterity.
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1. I did a 30 minute walk on the treadmill to warm up my tight calves from yesterday and followed that with a good 30 minute workout on the bike.
2. I did indulge in a small amount of caramel popcorn and kept the sweets to that one and only treat. Although, even as I write this I am desperately craving anything and everything I know I shouldn't have! ;P
3. My breakfast omelet was probably too large. But I'm OK with that since it wasn't because of too many eggs, but because I couldn't decide which yummy veggies I wanted so I put them all in (it was good, too!)