Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 1

On the 11th of October it will be exactly three months since I arrived in Santiago de Compostella. On that day in July my feet were light and my backpack no longer weighed me down. I had survived!

 I had walked up to thirty kilometers on some of the days, stayed in hostels with strangers and shared meals, stories and band-aids. I cried, prayed and laughed until my stomach hurt. It had taken me 35 days to reach my destination.

There is so much that I would like to share but for all this time I felt the need to just be. I needed to absorb, process and be thankful.

About halfway through my journey I came across the stone pictured below. I was immediately drawn to it and I knew that I had received a powerful reminder:

'Be still, and know that I am God.' ~ Psalm 46:10

As the words fall in place and before the memories become too distant, I am writing about my experience. Chapter one of what I hope will become a book is done and I feel as if I am on a new journey altogether! As I write, things are starting to make sense and I am realising that almost every single day brought a new lesson - some I am only understanding now as I put everything into words!

I've decided to continue sharing some of my experiences here on my faithful little blog, even if by now I'm probably the only one still reading it! And when all is said and done - I will continue to hold on to the very special message contained in Psalm 46!