We arrived today at our last town, O Pedrouzo, before arriving in Santiago de Compostela tomorrow. My heart is full of joy at completing our journey and grief at the same time. I never would have suspected these two conflicting emotions to be present at this moment.
My joy is present because I am completing something difficult to honor my grandparents and parents. They sacrificed so much for me, I wanted to do something that showed how grateful I am for them. The Camino was it for me.
However, the flip side to my joy is the deep sadness I am feeling about ending tomorrow. The connections we’ve made with our Camino family have been grounded in caring, kindness and strong support. I will miss walking, eating, and laughing with them. They have been a blessing to us from day one.
They say the Camino provides and that has definitely been the case in terms of the beautiful people we’ve befriended. We would not feel as whole in the completion of this journey without them. I look forward to meeting up with them again in the future and celebrating our journey together.
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