Rocamadour. The end and the beginning

There are emotions so strong, beautiful and  intimate, that it is just impossible describing in simple words what and how  you feel.

This is exactly what happen to me today the 28th of July 2016,  at 2:22 pm when, simply reaching the last bent of another steep slope  I was climbing, raising my eyes  I saw IT. The city on the rock was  finally just there : in front of me from afar, the dark stones, the majestic cathedral.. Rocamadur the final destination of my Yourney,  the reason for I walked and walked and walked more. The reason for I laughted and cried; prayed and cursed; sweating under the sun and chilling in the rain.. My target.  The hope of being able to make it even when it was really painful.. But the desire to do it. For me.

Therefore I feel the need  to put down – now and not tomorrow – the joy I have in my heart tonight, writing  these few thoughts even if my eyes are really almost closing…

I did it. Never alone. Even when I was really the only one human being walking  on the visible portion of  the trail in front of me. I had my spirit with me. Coming from above and pushing me to keep walking.  The willingness to complete the task. But most of all the faith that, no matter what,  I was meant to be there, day by day and step by step.

Thanks to my husband who was walking with me: sometimes ahead, sometimes behind. Sometimes holding my hand and always trying to cheer me up in the most difficult moment. We fighted and we laughted together; we ate tons of baguettes with smelly cheeses and delicious  jambon.. We carried stones of all shapes and sizes to put on our Chemin under iron and wooden Crosses, in the middle  of nowhere or on the altar of small countryside chapels and abbeys.

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It has been a beautiful experience.

Really a great one. For me, one of the most important in  our mariage lasted 37 years. And the most amazing thing is that we have now a big task : to plan the next one!! We will keep you posted.

Stay with us and , till then: happy Walk, buen Camino; bon Chemin to whoever is ready to walk the extra mile: testing himself or herself step by step. One day at the time. Out of my  confort zone, breathing freash, new air, I found new ways to be happy, joyful and free. Bonne chance  and a bientot!!

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