Today my son Dan and I walked together for about 15 miles. 15 miles may not be enough to connect completely with your son but it’s a damn good way to make sure that the bonds are strengthened. We are so blessed to have shared the steps, the kilometers, the miles, the fields, the way together. When we arrived in Sahagun, I met with Dan after our day of walking at his hotel and the lady at the desk directed me to him with the words “Your son is hear. You have a fine son!” She could not have said it any better. I heard it several times today. I have a fine son! Kathy and I are so blessed to have three beautiful children and I was blessed even more to get to spend the last few days with one of them.
The Camino continues to provide opportunities for companionship and conversations. Pilgrims usually find their way to the “Plaza Mayor” to connect with new old firends. Tonight was no different. We saw Susan from Utah, David from Canada, Mie from the Netherlands, Peggy (I forgot where she’s from) and met Alex and Nick from Colorado. Dan and I talked with them about the colors of the buildings, the newest aches we each felt, to unloading the baggage we carry. Oh, I showed the bar tender how to make a Manahattan so life was about as good as anyone has a right to expect.
And we did pass the Spanish Camino half way point between Roncesvalles and Santiago. All those who started in St. Jean on the French side of Roncesvalles picked up their half way certificate. That deserved a cheer and high-five. This picture shows Dan and me celebrating our passage through the official half way marker. You can see that the weather was just perfect for a most glorious day on the Camino.
Thanks for all your prayers and support and please know that while my attentions were on my time with Dan, my prayers were always for your intentions. May God bless!