We then made our way to St. Malo. Although the retreat center burned down many years ago, the St. Catherine of Siena Chapel remains.
It had been 20 years since I had been to the shrine. I wanted to see the view. My climb up the 373 stairs was slow, but I made it. I also kept my heart rate to a reasonable level while doing so.
How much vacation can a person cram into one day? I did not get more than 100 miles away from home, but I crammed quite a bit into one day. It was a big boost mentally.
July 17 will mark 35 years since my first cancer diagnosis. There are times I struggle with focusing on all that has been lost in the course of the fight against cancer. Today, I reminded myself that I am still physically able to do quite a bit. For that, I am thankful.
The journey of life contains many twists and turns, hills and valleys. Wherever you are in life, I hope you can sense the presence of God in all that you do and all that you experience.
Blessings and peace to each of you reading these pages!