I remember July 20, 2012 like it was yesterday. It was a Friday, our last day of walking, and we wanted to get at least 35 miles in. But after Mass, John told us we were going to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. We were confused and a little upset - this would put us behind schedule for the day. As we drove to the next weekend stop (I was on night shift that week), Josh pulled over and told us that Andrew had been killed. We were shocked, to say the least, and after praying a rosary for his soul, we just sat in silence. It could have been me.
We stayed at a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor that weekend, and had a good deal of quality time together. The rest of the summer was powerful- we had yet another reason to finish walking: to finish what Andrew was stopped from finishing.
If you think of it today, say a prayer for Andrew, his family, and all the walkers out there right now. It takes a lot to keep going.
So we finish next Sunday, and Monday we take a Conference Staff trip to Cedar Point! I am not a roller coaster fan, and neither are two other girls on committee, so we've decided we'll be "boring" and go into every little store and spend time at the beach on the lake. Sounds good to me!
(speaking of my cousins, check out my middle cousin's blog HERE!)
Have a beautiful week, everyone!