Saturday, January 12, 2013

They are on their way to the TOP!!!

So they must be on their way to the summit...ah!

I don't know about you, but I have about a hundred different emotions going through me right now.  As a "life coach", I encourage everyone to embrace ALL their emotions.  It's all part of life.  So, for what it's worth, here are a few of mine:

I am terrified as a very loving wife and mother that my two guys are in a potentially dangerous situation.  All I want is for them to get home safely.  I don't care if they summit.

I know how much this means to them; they both thrive on setting and achieving goals.  I want them to summit.

I am particularly worried about the "old guy" as he calls himself, because Randy has definitely had a few warning signs along the way that this is testing his limits.  We have a great life and so much ahead of us.  He needs to get home safely.

I couldn't be prouder of all that Anders has achieved in his 26 years; he is really amazing.  Squeezing in this expedition in his 2nd year at HBS, heading out to LA in the fall to a great job, wonderful brother, son.  I realize more than ever he is REALLY good at this mountaineering stuff, and he loves it; I know I need to accept and support this will be part of his life.  He needs to get home safely.

I am incredibly awed by the intensely close relationship these two have formed.  I was blown away by my conversation with Anders when he was worried about Randy's oxygen level.   He said nothing mattered to him but his Dad's safety and he was "all over it".  Our whole family is really close; these two set a stunning example.

I am so impressed by their determination and training discipline to be so uncommonly physical fit to be able to even attempt this feat.  I KNOW they will dig as deep as possible in that rarified mountain air even if they have to take a step and wait 30 seconds to take another one.

I want to clobber them over the head for making so many of us worried, especially Nanny and me

I envy their courage; I could never in my life even think of doing this.  Most people couldn't.

Mostly, I am filled with love and gratitude for everything in our lives and for all the support these two and all of us have had along the way!  Thanks all of you for following along on their journey.  If you get a chance, leave some comments so they can read them when they safely return!!  Beam these two some positive energy!




Judy (mrs. RC)




1 comment:

michael stricklin said...

Beaming now...and lighting a handful of incense to be specially placed by our outside Buddha...to burn for their safety and success...and safe descent...Blessing"