Oh Switzerland, I’m reminded today that good bye is never really good bye; I choose to redefine that phrase to ‘until we meet again!’.
Our Business Class flights on Swiss Air were waiting for us as we piled into 8 Passenger Taxis to start our return home. All the time, my mind was buzzing with so many boundless feelings of thanks. I reflected on how I’d fallen into bed each night, physically exhausted but spiritually alive. How could I not be, when I’ve stood in places that make me feel like I can touch a little bit of heaven? Switzerland is that close!
There’s an emotion that I simply can’t explain that washed over me at the top of the Swiss Alps in Zermatt, Switzerland. The clean, crisp air has a way of blowing every cobweb out of the mind and soul and brings into focus what should always be crystal clear…wide-eyed awe at the beauty God created for us and sheer gratitude that I have been so blessed to have witnessed it.
I’ve recounted these memories while they were fresh and still bursting in my mind, but the one I haven’t yet shared is how, in that one final moment of awe and clarity, I thought I saw my sweet son, Corey, smiling at me from a cloud that was heaven bound. I prayed constantly on my trip, thanking God for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, but today I pray that someday I can walk in my dad’s footsteps and return here with my grandkids. What a beautiful gift, to be able to share the most incredible places on earth with those I love most dearly.
Here is a link to a slideshow of the entire trip from Ovation’s Amazing Trophy Race.
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