We hiked the Y mountain yesterday. It's a 2.4 mile hike, elevation 980 feet.
Translated that means: quite a difficult hike (for some).
We went with our cousin friend, Tristan and our friends the Sandersons.
I decided to hike with Carter to offer encouragement and support, to stay with him if he couldn't keep up with the group, to turn back early if it became too difficult.
Wouldn't you know it, I couldn't keep up with him!
He reached the top of the mountain first with his friend, Wyatt.
He was delighted at his accomplishment.
Waiting in all his suaveness for the rest of us to catch up to him, he declared, "I've been waiting like an hour"!
Colby hiked with his 20 lb. pack because you can never be too prepared:
Flint & Steel
First aid kit
Extra pair of clothes, including a jacket
Caitlin had a great time and enjoyed the view at the top!
I. made. it.
I remember when Carter couldn't complete a shopping trip without resting.
I remember all the surgeries and complications and hopelessness.
I remember being told he would likely always have some pain and difficulty walking.
I remember questioning the choice to have his birth defect surgically corrected
I remember that difficult decision to seek treatment all the way across the county.
Today I looked back at the blog to remember our life in June 2010.
It is a truly amazing journey and worth every bit of hardship!