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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Countdown to Mom's Big Hike...and photos from Hikes 31 and 32 :)

Prayers Hiked:

Vernessa Wadsworth-Karisch
Denise Vanacore
and 4 more.

The past couple of hikes have been really amazing. Every hike is pretty incredible, to be honest, but each difficult step of Hike 31 and 32 was filled with the excitement of anticipating the BIG hike that is about to happen next Saturday, July 26th, 2014.

My mom, dad, and some close friends are flying to L.A. in a few short days, and on Saturday morning we will all hike together to The Survival Tree to celebrate and thank God for my mom's healing and recovery.

Exactly one year ago - literally - my mom visited me in California to hang out and help me get settled in my new apartment. 

We bought groceries, attempted to ghetto-rig some blinds to block the light shining through my bedroom window, unsuccessfully braved the crowds at the Santa Monica Promenade, and we hiked.

We hiked - without a clue that in just three days my mom would receive the phone call with the news of her breast cancer diagnosis. We hiked - unknowingly, up the same trail that I would soon begin hiking daily in order to deliver her prayers to her Prayer Box. We hiked - with no way of knowing that exactly a year later, we would be hiking up the same trail again, with a purpose and significance beyond words or imagination. A trail that has now been traveled countless times in search of answers, questions, meaning, healing, and hope. A trail that now leads to the hidden home of almost 200 of your prayers.

When we stand on top of the mountain next Saturday and reflect on the past year, it is going to be, in a word, incredible.

Please keep us in your prayers as we make our uphill journey next week. I sincerely thank you all for your support and participation in Project Prayer Box. This is a big moment for my family and me, and you all are very much a part of it. 

Here are some pics from the last couple of hikes (31 and 32). And please, keep sending your prayers to Though my mom's story will soon be coming full circle, this project is just getting started. :)

Hike 31:

Hike 32:

 From the Prayers:

Much love,


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