Tuesday, September 15, 2015

No Excuses

The last 4 days I spent on the A.T. I spent with this amazing world traveler Sandi Sandelier Blankenship.  Together the two of us brought up the rear of one of the most difficult climbs in Georgia!  It's such a blessing in so many ways to bring up the rear of a hike like this, especially with someone like Sandi who doesn't let anything stop her from experiencing a trip of a life time!  Although Sandi has had knee surgeries, has exercise induced asthma and is still recovering from Chikungunya (a virus passed through Mosquitos and causes severe joint pain for months or even years), she NEVER made any excuses for herself, never complained and never gave up!  Step by step we brought up the rear and together we conquered 17 miles includingTrey Mountain which is rated number 7 out of the highest peaks in Georgia!  Congratulations Sandi, I am so proud of you!  Where others would of given up before they even got started, you pushed against the odds of all the things that could have stopped you, but you went ahead and did it anyways!  It was an honor to hike with you!  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil 4:13)