It’s been almost two weeks since we’ve started our journey from Ocean Shores, and the phrase, Faith, Hope, and Charity came to mind.
Faith was mentioned by Jennifer in Dayton, Washington on Apr 30th, as she told us of losing her husband due to an accident at work, and her father and brother within the past year. All were veterans.
Hope is what Kirstie Walsh and Hope Gallinger-Long have given us throughout this journey. The hope that the sacrifices that their husbands made will be transmuted into a higher good for us and our country. We only hope that we can redeem their loss through our actions in strengthening and improving our country by helping our fellow citizens.
Finally, Charity is what dozens of people have shown in the wake of Bob’s accident that ended his participation on the Sea2Sea 2012 Challenge. I find it incredible that people would drive over 100 miles one way to stay with him to allow us to press on with our mission. It is personified by people like Sgt Piche, Ed & Doris Huntington, and Eunice & Wally Hickerson.
Our realisation is that there are a lot of good people in this country and one doesn’t have to look very far to find them.