Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A very special day....

Today is my youngest son's birthday. He is 23 years old. He is simply one of the finest young men I know; he is known for his big heart and service to the community. Throughout my illness he has always been here for me. He is in grad school to get his Master of Science in Accounting and is about to set off on a 3-week backpacking trip on the Long Trail, which runs the length of Vermont from the Canadian border to Massachusetts (270 miles). It's our nation's very first hiking trail. He's a kind, smart, funny and very loyal mountain man. I will leave you with his favorite quote:

"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ~ John Muir