24 years old…already!! Where has my little girl gone to? …she’s very grown up I feel. I am so prpud of her and all that she has achieved so far. Amazing.
Unlike the rest of you out there,I spoke to Sarah myself this morning. She rang me at about 8a.m…… I had stayed up till 2am to ring her, and I did try, BUT she had her phone switched off. ( She only has it on when she knows she ‘s going to phone someone or if she’s expecting a call.) So, it was lovely to talk this morning………although for her it was 2pm, and she had already had lunch, including a wee drop of champers!!!
She was in good spirits and so pleased that she was again able to row….which, lets face it is why she’s out there.
Her encounters with albatrosses have been awesome (or should I say oarsome). That I would love, but not the endless rowing, and not being able to go for a walk. I wouldn’t be able to stay put on the ocean for that length of time in a little boat anyway……
Lauraine, thank you for your blog comments. Sarah is her own woman, and always has been. She is a very determined young lady and has always wanted to travel, to experience life in the raw to see and experience “nature”. I know this way is rather extreme, BUT she is achieving so much, not just for herself, but for others too. I wholeheartedly support her in what she is doing, and try to with my other two children as well. I have always encouraged them to follow their dreams, and NOT to let family or friends stand in their way…… I would never forgive myself if I thought that any of them didn’t attempt to do something they had dreamed of ….just because of Mum not wanting them to do it, or because Mum thought it was dangerous…….as to ” calling it a day”………………don’t even think or contemplate it! Sarah will only stop this trip IF there is absolutely no other option!! She has Outen stubbornness and great tenacity. I am so proud…and her Dad would be too. Her grandfather, my Dad, is very proud of what she is doing, and follows her with interest. I send him updates of her progress, and Sarah rings him from time to time , just to let him know that she is OK. He keeps tabs on what the boys are up to as well. He might not think that what they all get up to is safe, or sensible, but he appreciates that they do the things that please them, and enjoys hearing aboput their exploits when they see him or ring him.
As you so rightly say…LIFE IS FOR LIVING………………………… so lets all go out there and live , experience all that we can , and then have something to reflect upon when we are older. Just think of the stories she will have to tell!!
I’m not preaching, and I do appreciate people’s concerns etc. Thank you for all the support and encouragement given. Sarah has been very touched by people’s comments, messages and thoughts.
‘bye for now,