My family and I had the wonderful privilege of meeting an inspiring little girl and her family. Reese became an amputee last year due to medical complications. It hasn’t affected her spirit at all, as she came bounding out of the car to play at the park.
Reese had Cinderella on her socket, the first one that Marc Murfitt has put on. We are so excited to get to know this amazing family even more!
Today our family went up to Mt. Evans to experience the elevation at 14,000 feet. I strive to have my children experience the Great Outdoors as much as possible. I believe that teaching them to enjoy being outside at an early age will help cultivate that love for nature that I have deep within me. As we climbed the short trail to the top, Amelia (my 4-year-old daughter) was hiking her little heart out. She wasn’t thinking that the air was thin, or her legs were tired. She was having fun with her family, experiencing something new, and choosing to have a happy heart! I was reminded of how each of us can either expand our horizons, or limit ourselves when we are presented with a “mountain to climb”. As my daughter says, “each day is new and fresh”, so what will you do with your new day? When you summit that peak, the view is breathtaking, but the sense of accomplishment is just as sweet.
What a great way to start the day by watching the link below! To race in one of the world’s most famous races would be a dream. It has come true for Jiri Jezek, a fellow cyclist and amputee that I had the honor of racing against in London this past September.
Jiri started the 11th stage of the 100th Tour de France