|Trekking in prep in Stowe|
At the beginning of 2016 hubby and I got an email from the highschool saying that they were organizing a trip to Peru for parents who were interested in a 10 day Peru and Machu Pichu trip
When I saw that email I new this would be perfect for hubby
Within minutes without even seeing my Emil suggestion he had also written me saying " do you think I should do this ? ??"
Fast forward 10 months later and he leaves in a few hrs to Peru for the trip of his lifetime
|At the airport yesterday|
Completely 100 percent out of his mental and social and physical comfort zone .
But we both knew this was still perfect for him for so many reasons .
In his fundraising campaign for the school ( he pays his trip etc of course ) he wrote such a beautiful email to his family , colleagues and friends and his reasons for wanting to do this trek . Right up there was to show his kids in action how to put yourself out of comfort zone completely , to show beauty who has worn a body brace for almost 3 yrs now that he wanted to share in some small way her discomfort .. And that this was a personal journey and transformation for him .
My husband has been on a very deep personal transformation over the last few years and has completely changed his life , the way he deals with stress especially , his commitment to health and fitness and his habits and his overall lifestyle . He has given up a lot and gained a lot too . This trek is important to him on many deep levels .
He is petrified and has barely slept the last few days but is equally excited . He woke up this morning in a sweat and gathered me in his arms proclaiming his love and how much he will miss ( he always seems to adore me more when we are apart lol ! )
He felt so supported by all the emails and generosity from the fund raising . He has never done anything like this and touched us both tremendously to see our loved ones touched by his journey he is taking
Beauty is on a school trip this week so he said his goodbyes to his little girl earlier this week . Last night the two boys came in bed and snuggles with their dad and I
I will always keep the picture of him holding them close , these two almost men in his arms telling them what to do if ever he died ( overly anxious and dramatic are we ??? )
All he kept saying was " take care of your mommy " over and over and over . I kept telling him I would take care of them but he kept repeating . I think the kids saw how much their dad loves their mom . It was a very tender moment for me . I will hold that picture inside of me for a very long time
Bear left him a ribbon this morning on his coffee maker for his trek bag . And chase a note with some biodegradable bum wipes ! I thought so sweet they did this especially since not a word from me and and all their doing . Made me very proud of who they have become as young men.
|What waits at home|
Nerves are high and on edge . This may not seem big to all but it is huge for him. We both coincidentally had to be at the airport for 2pm so shared a taxi together . I got to meet the 9 people he is trekking and travelling with and they seemed really nice and welcoming . It felt good- but also a odd for me as he will be in such close proximity with this group for 10days and sharing such a beautiful experience - without me . As we all know part of really loving someone is however setting them free
My protector is going away . For himself . All him . All about him . Claiming what rightfully belongs to him . Discovering the full landscape of his life
And I am in full and utter support of his journey and whatever he discovers . With full confidence and just a bit of trepidation and fear .
|Me and my own adventure|
We have come a long long way . I am feeling so scared in many ways for different reasons, but also so happy for him. My happiness outweighs my fear right now. this is my gift to him.so many people i am meeting are saying "he is going alone on an expensive trip for 10 days???" Yes he is. He said didn't feel comfortable me going on a trip alone last year (so I took our daughter) but for some reason I feel comfortable him going on a trip alone? Odd.. I know.Sometimes life can be surprising
|What is comforting me now is keeping my mind on the cottage|
I love your forever and a day my darling fiercely and forever . I know you will come home to us safe and happy . And very very very proud of yourself
I am looking forward to so many other adventures in our lives - as a couple- their are so many cool adventures out in the world to discover and so much life that awaits us.
|Goodbye!!! (both different flights at airport)|
|safely back home from almost hurricane atlanta and ready to take on the next 10 days as a single mommy! The fun has already begun with chauffering and errands right off the plane!|