2. This wife learned a lesson in support. Erik got a pretty bad case of altitude sickness and could barely climb. I stayed with him every step of the way, even though I could have finished much faster. At one point, I could see my mom and friends at the top of the peak, relaxing, chatting, eating…..It’s amazing to me that I can be so selfish. I was actually annoyed at Erik for getting sick. But God pointed that out quickly, and I learned a lesson in selflessness.
5. Our bodies are amazing. When my lungs are screaming, “Stop!”, and my heart is beating faster than it ever has before, all my mind has to do is say, “Ignore the pain; you can do it”, and I keep on going. God has given me an amazing machine to use, and it’s so wonderful when I remember all that I am capable of–mentally and physically.
Thanks goodness the pain fades, and all I remember is the amazing feeling of accomplishment, the lessons I learned and, of course, the breathtaking views of God’s endless majesty.