David and I talked, we will pick up next year at Carson Pass and complete this wonderful journey. I will use the coming year to continue healing and getting stronger. We have made it through the desert and the Sierras. We are halfway home.
I give you all heartfelt thanks for your loving support and kind, encouraging thoughts and comments. These have meant so much all along the way. I truly never could have come this far without you. One foremost thought is that, if I left the trail, would I be letting each of you wonderful people down?
Instead of thinking of this as a failure, it is best to think of it as a continuing journey.
I had waited to write these posts because I could not write them without tears, but the chapter has ended, not the story.