Friday, September 14, 2007


I received word today that my brother Ray, passed away Sept. 3rd, the day I began my camino. He exemplified making family out of gene pooling. The church people in Granon have been very kind in letting me come in early and stay all day. They are also letting me assist with greeting other pilgrims. Javier took me to the bell tower and did a mini ding of the big church bell. Rosa keeps the refugio and Javier in line - I will help cook tonight - many mouths to feed..

I found a stork feather this morning in front of the church in Santo Domingo. A new stowaway, like my ring :)

Know that I am in good condition physically and mentally. I feel like I am with family today-much love, warmth, and compassion. Tomorrow - march on pilgrim!

(From my Treo)


Diana said...


Our hearts are with you in spirit if not in body. I'm glad you are not grieving alone.

The new friends you are making every day are fortunate to have your smile light their day.

Love you.

outdoortrainergirl said...


Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve so far away from home. Glad you're healing both physically and mentally. My hike in canyonlands was great.....I thought of you as I walked......It was good to have you along. LUVU

denise said...

So sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Symbolic that you find a stork feather on a day that you so need it.
I ache with you today, sharing your grief from so far away. I am incredibly lonely tonight, so I went to my survival kit - wouldn't you know it, tonight's gift is the tiara!
Walk in peace.

Jules said...

((Hugs)) to you tonight Teri...we're thinking of you and are so glad to know you're in good hands. Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way.


Anonymous said...

FROM THE DESK OF MR DROOPYFACE: As they say in sports for a charley-horse, Walk It Off. Walk in God's grace, bathed in His love, encouraged by His hands applauding your faith, and strengthened by His Spirit. Yes, Teri, walk it off. And walk on.... As the song goes, "through the wind. Walk on through the rain... Walk on, with hope in your heart.... You'll never walk alone." Never.

Anonymous said...


First time on since you left. Wish I would have had this dose of daily motivation from you! I just caught up. Very inspiring! I wish you the best for the rest of your walk. Sorry to hear about your brother. Take care. Miss you!!!


Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I am sorry about your brother. Glad to hear you are comforted. Hugs from afar!

Virginia said...

I cannot imagine a better way to heal a grieving heart than on the Camino. My heart goes out to you.

I lost my sone a few years ago - he was 26 and was born in Spain in the year Juan Carlos became king and the USA celebrated its Bicentennial. I am walking the Camino in April 2009 - in part to honor my dear, departed son Caleb and in gratitude for all I learned from his life and his death.

Thank you for your blog posts...

Life is good...

VJ. Pulver