But I found out something...I was able to keep my dignity and still try something that some might have considered a bit foolish for where I am at in this Journey. I was able to maintain that dignity because of the Grace of the people there...on that day...watching me, encouraging me, cheering me on...sending me good luck messages and because of the immeasurable Grace (and patience) shown by Kerri!
I feel quite confident that there will be life lessons from this experience that I will slowly get over the course of the next several days...weeks...months...etc...
One that I have gotten in the last 36 hours is that it is really OK to rely on the Grace that God has given to others...by being willing to take some one's hand and hold it as we climb our mountains...or big, hot sand dunes as it were.
The day of the "climb"...I got messages from friends and family...telling me they love me, believe in me....they told me over and over again that I could do it!!!! Again...the Grace of others.
I got a great pic from my sweet and lifelong friend Brigette and her sweet kiddo Jillian...The wrote GO JAIME on their faces....posted it on Facebook AND Twitter...You gotta love that...Other people's Grace.
I have received 50 to 75 wonderful, kind, funny, uplifting messages...Facebook, texts, emails...phone calls...you name it...since yesterday...All of them examples of Other Peoples Grace....All examples of God's Grace.
You see...I met an exceptional human being who has greatly touched my heart, shown me great kindness and patience and reminded me that great Good lives in this world...She is full of God's Grace...it is profoundly visible in her actions, her words, her family...you don't have to look too hard...you can even see it in her smile!!!
Here is the really cool part...I don't have to look too far in any direction to find God's Grace...I am completely surrounded by it....It comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and walks of life...Some I see everyday.....others only once in a blue moon..ALL are amazing....
If you have not noticed...I am back behind the wheel of the LOVE BUS...Next Stop....Gratitude!!!!
I do have more pics to share....Enjoy...I know I have...Thanks to Aunt Charlotte for providing a wonderful play-by-play of the day...my own personal Char-parazzi!!!
Before I go...I misspelled the city name of Gstaad, SUI in my post last night...and it has been buggin the crap out of me...