Monday, March 18, 2013

AN AMAZING FRIEND...

I have an amazing friend who is getting ready to climb Mt. Everest!  Yes, MT. EVEREST.  She's been climbing for about 10 years and is really passionate about it.  She has been training for a while now.  Training for her involves working out while trying to gain weight.  (I know, we are all thinking TAKE SOME OF MINE! )  She needs the weight because of the fact that being in that environment for 8 weeks is so taxing on the body.  She is hardworking, upbeat, and even working on a nursing degree.  She took off this semester to focus on training, though.  Another thing I admire about her is the fact that despite trying to work in training, resting, eating right to gain, and keeping up with her husband and adult daughters, she joined in on Thursday morning Bible study with me this semester!  In our study of Acts, we were learning about Paul.  Several times she has told me how much the study has blessed her as she sees what a passionate person Paul was.  She can relate right now to a passion like that.

This is one of the workouts she does.  My husband and I have been joining her with her husband and sister on Saturday  mornings.  22 Flights of stairs multiple times.  She carries a heavy weighted backpack.  I just carry myself!  

A great reward after climbing stairs!  Classen Grill breakfast!

We are pretty close because of some injuries that happened to my husband years ago.  She was there before I was and was his advocate.  We have a special bond and I couldn't let her go off to Mt. Everest without a send off!  We invited them over for dinner and unbeknownst to her, another friend was holding people outside in the driveway.  When a large group had arrived, they all came in and surprised her!  We all prayed for her, ate dessert together, and just had a fun evening visiting.
Trying to help her fatten up...
 Stair climbing crew!
Her husband brought this for everyone to sign - she plans on taking it with her!







 My co-conspirator!  

Please say a prayer for this amazing woman this week as she embarks on this adventure!

5 comments:

Summer Lashley said...

Wow, that is amazing

Amy said...

How incredible! Makes me want to get my sad couch potato self out of the house and find some stairs! Hope to see you this week!

Mark Brewer said...

Thanks for recognizing her in this fashion. I'm anxious for them and anxious to follow along on their adventure.

Lori said...

The surprise pictures were great! Best wishes, V!! I know she appreciates all of the love and support from all of you!

Michelle said...

That's so sweet of you!! You should see the thoughts from cooper we sent for her book....lol, it's funny!