Pat has an annual conference for work that rotates throughout New England. This year, NH hosted at the Mount Washington Hotel. We took advantage of the great location and headed up a day early so we could hike Mount Washington. We hiked the Tuckerman’s Ravine trail and made it to the top in just over three hours. We lucked out and the weather was perfect: sunny and 65 at the base, sunny and 45 at the summit with almost no wind! It was truly the perfect day. The hike was challenging (to say the least) but so worth it. We were quite proud of ourselves to reach the summit and made sure we had the picture to prove it:
The views along the way were literally breathtaking. It was both serene and beautiful and as usual, I was reminded of Brienna. I always wonder whether or not she sees beauty like that all the time. If that is what Heaven is like. I like to think it is and that we were treated to a little part of her world. I have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that she has been gone more than fifteen months. We miss her so much. But seeing what she sees comforts me. Being part of such beauty makes me feel closer to her and I think I’ll always seek out beautiful things for that very reason …
How very softly you tiptoed into my world,
Almost silently, only for a moment you stayed.
But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon my heart.