June 21, 2015, Home
Sunday, June 21st, is Father’s Day in the US. What could be a more wonderful way to celebrate the joy of being a father than to be with my wife, family and friends on this special day and having just returned from such a great experience as the Camino. I hope all fathers find joy and satisfaction in their families on Sunday and every day of the year. Happy Father’s day to all the dads!
June 21st is also the Longest Day, at least for us in the Northern hemishpere 🙂 (I mention this for Otto, Chris, Jade, and all the other Pilgrims I met from South Africa, and Australia.) This is the day the Alzheimer’s organization has selected to remember in a special way those affected by Alzhiemer’s. I hope you remember this deserving cause.
I’m home. The Camino is over yet it never ends. I won’t be walking fifteen miles every day but the adventure that started in Saint Jean Pied de Port of May 11, 2015 continues. The pictures will help me remember the mountains, the streams, the fields, the skies, the villages and the chapels. I hope I always remember the people and their stories even if I forget the details of their faces and maybe forget a name or two. This has been a life time, life altering experience. It certainly has helped me have a different view, hopefully a clearer view, of myself, my family, my friends and my God. I now need to ensure that the experience of the Camino lives within me every day forward. The spirit of the Camino, the peace of the walk, the people I met shall never be forgotten.
I never walked the Camino alone, even when I was by myself. I had the support of all those that love me, especially my wife, kids, grandkids, brother, and the rest of my family, friends and fellow Pilgrims. I could not have had this experience without the love and support I received. Thank YOU! Thanks for your prayers. You were constantly in mine.