The people of this small town and its surrounding areas taught me that focusing on the needs of others, serving and giving are the best antidotes to any negative situation. Real people giving in a real way was very inspiring to me.
At times I think my kids thought I was the meanest mom in the world, and I guess I am okay with that. They know I love them no matter what, but they also know that I want them to be the best they can be.
As I reached the top my daughter saw my labored breathing. I told her that I felt sick and thought I was going to pass out, to which she replied “Mom you’ve just got to breathe.”