|Our Crew on Graduation day! Our guides dressed up... We look crazy, but it was a blast!|
My first experience with FD last summer was so incredible that I wasn't sure how this year would measure up.. BUT...it completely shattered my expectations!!! We were inspired by one another's stories of courage, endurance, and hope...and were blessed by amazing accomodations, the most beautiful water I have ever seen, a gorgeous landscape...and staff that made it beyond amazing! I came home AGAIN...ready to take on my life...and THRIVE!
A personal challenge I had was to learn how to roll. I had tried once before last month...but didn't get to practice... and on this trip, I rolled and rolled every chance that I could. (Rolling is when your kayak flips over in the water and you use your energy and boat to flip you back over) It is something that terrifies me...but I am conquering it...as well as many other fears in my life. Cancer has taught me the true meaning of FACING my biggest fears....but has also allowed me the opportunity to overcome them! Life is full of trials...but our challenge is to turn them into blessings...I am always reminded of that! My life is so full of blessings!
|Snow angels...but my lens was blurry|
I kayaked, LAUGHED, slept under a billion stars (no tent...in a place only accessed by kayaks), did cartwheels down a snow capped mountain in Glacier National Park, re-learned how to play volleyball, ROLLED my kayak, slayed some amazing rapids, made new friends, and came home ready to continue LIVING!! Thank you FD...for giving me so much to make my full life...even more AMAZING!!!!
|Gearing up...and don't be mistaken...those are dry suits...not space suits. :)|