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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Climbing



We invited ourselves along with some friends who were climbing Mt Ngungun
So glad I was eavesdropping and asked if we could tag along.

I'm not scared of heights from tall buildings or lookouts or the like..........
But put kids in the mix and looking down over ledges and it gives me the heeby jeebies!

Once the Mr took our first child when she was around 3 mountain climbing with the young men from church. He said it was pretty scarey with her and after that I nixed all kids going on climbing trips.

So suffice to say its been many a year since any of us have climbed anything substantial.

Even with scaredy mum telling everyone off at the top
{sit down, no bumping eachother, no jumping! BE CAREFUL!}

It was a lovely experience. Even in the rain/clouds and no view.

So many life metaphors in climbing and achieving the summit.

Questions from our 3 year old

I'm tired.
I don't want to do it.
MORE STAIRS AND ROCKS?!?!
(and a subsequent little song about rocks, more rocks, boring rocks...)
How do we get back home

To her absolute joy upon reaching the top and wanting to keep climbing to the very pinacle.

She even said when at the top.... Where did the mountain go?! {naww what a cutie}

I was so proud of her as I had doubted she could make it even half way and had resigned myself to the fact I was not going to make it to the top and would spend an hour or more sitting halfway up the track with her waiting for everyone to return.

I was so happy that I got to reach the top

When we returned home nice and tired I read a few blogs who all mentioned that they find a hill to sit on, or climb each Easter and share testimonies or discuss spiritual and Easter things.

I've thought for years that I want to have an early morning Testimony meeting each Easter.

We might not have done that but it definately was a wonderful experience to have.

We can do hard things.
We can have joy in the journey.
Having friends along is fun
Having a hand from others to get us up/down the hard parts
The wonderful view from the top
Great feeling of accomplishing something
Being on top of the world.



 
 
Mt Ngungun from the Lookout where we ate lunch afterwards and saw a kangaroo!!
 
 

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