It seemed “right” to hike Mount Becher after doing Tzouhalem a couple of days ago. The latter is where we made our silent vows to each other from the heart. Our next hike was Becher – two weeks later after Simon came back from Vipassana. When we met that morning for our hike, we needed no words – we just walked toward each other and kissed.
And so we hiked up Becher that day, snogging all the way.
Today, I did the hike (with Angela) rather more quickly – no stopping to snog along the way (I’m sure her husband is grateful about that) but lots of photos because it was a perfect fall day. After a raging storm the night before with massive rainfall, we hiked up a trail that had transformed itself into a river. But the sun came out and warmed us. We had beautiful views from the top. We sat and had lunch and I thought about Simon. I rather think I talked Angela’s ears off – talking about my LOMYL (what else?).
And then I came home to a phone call and a long, long talk – even though Simon promised to make it short. Confession – I’m glad it was longer than short.
Simon is such a hero. He is accomplishing so much, working so hard – doing it all for us. I am truly the luckiest woman in the world.
Other than hiking, all I managed to accomplish today was getting the winter tires torqued and picking up a few boxes for our move. I shall remedy my slothfulness by gathering many more boxes this weekend and packing.
And then hiking when the fine weather returns on Monday.
I shall also go to the market and bake bread and have delicious naps and eat chocolate.
I am one lucky woman. To be loved by this incredibly special man. Loving someone without reservation and having that love returned. This is rare – special – amazing. I will never take this miracle for granted.