I am a pilgrim, female, 54 yrs old and proud of it .

We are one human family .We are all on a journey, different, but the same. This was the sermon given last night by the local Benedict in Rabamal. Don’t narrow our vision in exceptance of others . The room was full of pilgrims only ( maybe 70 rough count).50% over the age of 60. The rest broke down by 50,40,30,20’s,. All over the world, I’ve met Jackson 62 atty in Seattle, Maxine 53 orthopedic surgeon , Brenda 54 Nurse Oregon, Nina 30 banker NY, Steve 59 Toronto, Tatiana 54 Australia, Neil 60 teacher England, George 70 retired winemaker California, Allen 58 hospitality Ireland. Annamarie 62 Denmark, Mary 60 Costa Rica , I can go on. All amazing people, all on a journey. Most I will never see again, some I hope to stay in contact via email. 9 days left and I’m feeling sad to have it end.
The closer west we get, the land is richer, the building better kept, even the 12th century homes restored better. I loved Astorga and Rabanal even better. This part of the country is almost all about the Roman Templalar, the Knights, and bridges they defended and the amazingly restored castles . Rich in history. From Rabanal we climbed 1500m to the famous Cruz de Ferro at the very top. We each left a token ( blessed by the monks , the night before) at the foot of the cross.
Very emotional and peak moment for me in my journey.
You my friends , my family , have told me . You believed in me, when I didn’t.
I do feel stronger, the pain has taught me , life is painful at moments, but we can still move on. I am an amazing woman after all, and i can do anything.
Together , you and I can make a difference.

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