“We made it” exclaimed Harmony as they made their way to the top of the highest point at Mount Hood in Oregon. Her sister Gabby standing their snapping a few selfies so the world can see just how high up they had climbed.
“Can you believe it only took us a year to get here?” Gabby asked, “when we decided to set this as our goal I thought it was unobtainable.”
“That is the truth, I used to be so scared of heights and way out of shape”, Harmony reminisced, “Now look at us.”
It has been a year since my sister and I decided to start out on this journey. A journey of becoming healthy in body, soul, and mind. It was a year ago today that I drove to Seattle and picked her and her twin girls up and made the journey back to Portland. I told myself I was rescuing her but what I didn’t know was that I was also rescuing myself. I can’t quite understand where I realize this but I am thankful I did because I was able to take back control of my life in a way I never thought possible. Sometimes I wonder if my sister realizes just how much I needed her here? She had so much baggage herself that it is hard to know if either of us truly really our impact.
Later tonight I have a special party that I set up for my sister and I. Though its not our birthday’s it is truly a special moment to celebrate. The two of us look and feel great, we are 100 pounds lighter each and we smile all the time. We both have great jobs, great kids, and our own places next door to each other. I can’t believe we used to be these strangers who rarely talked unless there was something bad happening. That used to be our lives all the time, chaos, anger, sadness, and pain. These dark clouds that were once there are gone and this hike celebrates that.
“The girls would’ve really enjoyed coming on this hike, I can’t wait until they are back from summer camp.” Says Gabby and she is beaming with pride at how far her twins have come. They both also had a journey ahead of them. They had volunteered as Camp Holly last year and decided to do it again so that they could have some fun before going into their senior years at school. Gabby continues, “Joan and Cherie really overcame the accident last year and I couldn’t say no to them getting away again, their lives were in so much turmoil when we moved and they are finally doing better.”
“I couldn’t agree more, to experience such loss, its a wonder they came out the way they did”, says Harmony with a hint of sadness to her voice.
To be continued…………………..
I am open to all feedback as I am on this journey. I have decided to write my book out here for the world to see and will continue on with chapter 1 next week and a chapter a week from here on out. I would like to ask my audience for any comments or suggestions as I can edit throughout each week and be prepared to move forward with my story. Thank you in advance for all your help.