Saturday, September 17 Canada!
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
The wind howled all night, and this morning the clouds were moving in fast, looking nastier by the hour. Before 7 am, we were on the road, headed for Canada, walking against a stiff headwind. Finally the road dropped down enough to be out of the wind, whew! And at 9:05, we walked up to the US side of the border. It was no problem then walking over to the Canadian side for pictures and some cheering!
The long hike is DONE. Worth it? Absolutely. We got to see God’s loving care firsthand almost every day on this hike, in ways only He could manage, ways we never even dreamed were possible.
Two songs were running through my head as we hiked in the early morning wind and clouds–one a Christian song and the other a sea chantey. I did change the words a bit….
“Bless the Lord, oh my soul” was a song that I sang to myself on the very first day of our hike, as we were on our way to the CDT beginning at Crazy Cook monument, New Mexico. It says…
The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning–it’s time to sing Your song again. Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me, Let me be singing when the evening comes, “Bless the Lord, oh my soul, oh my soul, He loves and cares for me, Sing like never before, oh my soul, My Father walks with me.”
And then there is the sea chantey, “Home, Dearie, Home.” It says, “Oh it’s home, dearie, home, My tops’ls are hoisted, and I’m bound to sea. The birch and the larch and the bonny aspen tree are all turning gold in this north country, and it’s home, dearie, home.”