Inscribed on one's heart is a list of special places from life's wonderous experiences. A first kiss, special birthday celebrations, a family vacation, a serendipitous meeting of friends. These are the places that when just hearing the name stirs magic inside of us. One of those places etched into my heart is the Sanitas Valley Trail.
This trail is special to our family as it's the trail that Jenn and I hiked two days before Avi's arrival into this world. The midwife's words were, "It's time to start doing hills". So we hiked to encourage labor. The surges did come.. and came with enough intensity that I had to stop hiking to get through them. Our planned 45 minute hike turned into two long hours. But Avi gave me one more restful nights sleep before our real work started. Now, whenever we hike this trail with Avi we tell him the story of his birth.
Where are your special places?