Yesterday the kids and I decided to go to Breckenridge for the afternoon. Normally, the trip takes less than hour, but we decided to take a rustic route over Boreas Pass. In certain areas, the dirt road is wide enough for only one car with a sheer 1000 foot drop off to one side and a rock face on the other. Unforgiving terrain.
As we neared the summit, we saw patches of snow and my son wanted to hike up there. Ben ran up the hill while I walked. Slowly. At nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, I gasped for breath while he raced upward. But we made it to the snow.
After sliding and stomping around in the white stuff, Ben looked at me and said, "I'm so glad we took this way, mom. The road is a little scary, but look at how far we can see. It's almost like we can touch the sky."
Yes, there is the saying about taking the road less traveled, but that sometimes seems so exhausting. It is exhausting. For some of us, we were sent on a life path we never intended and the going has been precarious if not down right terrifying. But when we catch our breath, appreciate how far we have come and realize we are standing where few others have ever stood, we can enjoy the view and celebrate our climb.
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Moxie Girl Musings is about starting over from square one after tragedy impacted my young family. It's filled with stories of triumph, struggle, snafus, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes there will be features from other writers that I like and every so often I'll include an original short story, but normally I simply write what's on my mind at the time. Welcome to my unfiltered true-life story as I figure out this thing called life. http://www.amberleaeaston.com