Falling Down Bridal Veil Falls

FALLING DOWN FALLS AND FALLING IN LOVE

Hello Friends,

I wanted to share a life experience with you all. It happened when I was 23, almost ten years ago, it is a pretty amazing story and can’t believe it actually happened to me. Here it goes!

There my husband, Rex and I were with the cool splash of the mountain breeze at the base of Bridal Veil falls. With my new hiking boots we went off trail and began hiking up the face of the falls. Closer and closer our boots moved to the four tiered falls. I began moving faster and faster. As my feet were almost running an image of me sitting next to the falls framed and hung on my wall was all my mind could see. The same moment my new hiking boot stepped on that slippery, moss covered rock  I heard Rex’s voice. “Don’t step on that rock!” His words were moments too late.  I could hear his voice echoing through the mountain air.

I lost my footing, I was immediately sucked into the three tiered raging waterfall. I felt as if I were dreaming. My body somehow was flipped around with no chance for realization or pain. Facing the sky I was pushed off of the first tier, it felt as if I were on an amusement park ride.

There was no chance for fear, nothing to grab onto, nothing to stop me from flying again. It almost felt exhilarating, it was happening so quickly. I was leaping feet into the air again and again before I had any chance to react.

Again I was hurtled into the air. I gasped for a breath.

Moments later I was by some small miracle shoved to the side of the last drop of the falls. One more swift move and I would have been hurtled to my death down the 120 foot drop to the base of Bridal Veil falls. There I was off to the side, submerged in rapid icy waters covering my legs almost to my breasts. I began to come to and realize what had happened. I looked up, I scanned from side to side. Straight ahead of me was a ledge where the water was smooth and calm. I looked down to my legs they were a scratched up bloody mess, my shin had formed some scary looking knob.

I took a deep breath. To my right was a raging waterfall trying every bit to push me down.

Freezing and slightly in shock I began planning in my head. I was going to scooch with my hands and butt away from the rapid waters. I was going to the calm ledge where I could safely cross to the other side. When suddenly the familiar sounds of my husbands voice echoed in my ears. What was beneath that calm ledge was a 120 foot drop that would have surely pummeled me to my sudden death.

I was already moving my body forward. “Stay where you are.” Rex nervously yet firmly shouted. I began to shiver and trusted every word he said. He ripped off his backpack and carabiner, untied his sweater from his waist. Quickly and efficiently he made a long rope. He tied and tied. He did not let me out of his sight.

There he towered high above me and what seemed miles away. On the opposite side of the raging falls he stood strong and determined.

“Grab a hold of this!” He flung his home made rope at me, I could not reach it. He flung it harder and faster it finally reached to my hand. I grabbed it and scooched towards to raging fall within one arm’s length from me. The freezing waters pierced my quivering skin. The raging water was trying it hardest to get rid of me. I wouldn’t let it, I was not going to give up.  I finally made it close enough to the other side of the fall.

Rex tried pulling me up, but alas he couldn’t. I tried using my new boots again. I couldn’t. The moss covered, soaking wet rock was much to slippery to get any sort of grip. He tried at least three more times. The water was getting colder and colder and was pushing my body harder and harder. Our adrenalin was in full speed he used every muscle in his body to pull me up. We locked eyes, with his strength and my quivering legs.

He pulled and pulled, I slippery stomped my way up the giant rock. Finally my husband my Love, my hero freed me from the falls. I almost crumbled down the giant rock where we stood. He picked me up and held me.

We both hugged each other as it was our last. We began crying and hugging the words were a blur. I was grateful, scared. He saved me, he saved my life.

WOW! My life lesson on this story is no matter how expensive and shiny your new shoes are we are never invincible. There is a reason there are trails and off trailing is never a good idea. My husband is an amazing man I owe so much to him, thank you for being there with me that day. Mostly thank you for saving my life so we can have our sweet babies and I can live this amazing life of mine!

If you have any life changing stories or moments you would like to share please share. Until next time my Friends!

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This Little Light Of Mine

This Little Light Of Mine

“If you are the light

you cast away the darkness.”

-ManHee Lee

“Stars can’t shine

without darkness.”

-Unknown

Hello Friends!

How is your book coming along? I am plugging away, and am rather enjoying the time I am creating for  November novel challenge! Keep up the good work, we can do it together!

In these dark mornings and even darker nights if you find yourself anything like me. You may find yourself wanting to stay in. Wanting to sleep a little more, less motivated to do, more motivated to eat comfort food. The days are short and the nights are long. We all need to keep our lights shining from with in. Keep doing what you always do, let us all use these cold and dark times to utilize different aspects of ourselves. Other than the darkness what else is on that brilliant mind of yours? What do you love to do inside or yes even outside on these cold days? What are you thinking about everyday,most likely it is rolling around and back and fourth day to day. What inspires you mostly what makes you happy?

These times are great for reading, writing, making art, listening to soulful inspiring music, catching up on old movies, cooking, baking. Instead of letting the seasonal depression reign and pull us down, let us be inspired from these dark mornings and evenings. Use your imagination, dig deep down and do some soul searching. We can all benefit from these times, our time is now.

So get warm, cozy up, and tap into your intelligent, brilliant mind, and find yourself in a whole new way. Reinvent yourself, search a little more. We mustn’t hide from the darkness, we must be the light that shines a new path, even better a new beginning to a better you. A tribute song I sing to my children every night, from me to you : )

“This little light of mine

I’m gonna let it shine.

This little light of mine

I’m gonna let it shine.

Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine!

All down the road

I’m gonna let it shine.

All down the road

I’m gonna let it shine.

Let it shine! LET IT SHINE! LET IT SHINE!”

 Shine brighter and warmer every day! Until next time friends! : )

Create An Inspiring Life Letter!

Create An Inspiring Life Letter!

“Sometimes

the things you are most afraid of

are the things that make

you the happiest.”

-Unknown

“Don’t prepare the path for the child

prepare the child for the path.”

-Anonymous

Hello friends,

Are you living a truly happy and fulfilled life? Each day do you wake up in the morning looking at yourself in the mirror and do you smile with real happiness? Some days yes and some days no. How do we get this fulfillment and happiness? How do we create these amazing versions of ourselves that each and everyone of us is so deserving of? Well we have to start making today, yesterday, tomorrow and next week count thats how!

If you are a Mamma or have any form of children in your life, look to these amazing little creatures of ours for motivation and inspiration. Watch how full of life and how much happiness is magically transcended through them. Our children should give us more drive than anything. Children seep inspiration and joy, they carelessly play and smile, they truly feel every emotion, every feeling so intently. How they smile, run and play, play and play. We need to show our children that when we work hard at life we can be who we want to be and we can do the things that we want to do. Can is the operative word here, not have to.

I know in my past I have used my children as an excuse, hindering me from reaching my life goals. Today these children are not an excuse they are not hindering us, today our children are our reason they are giving us the will and power to do better. We need to show these amazing little people how they can truly be whoever they want to be when they grow up.

Now comes one of my favorite friends again, journaling, one of my favorite mind freeing hobbies. Grab your pen and lovely journal or if you are more of a computer person you can make an online journal or email yourself. Write yourself a letter one year from today, write your letter to yourself with you accomplishing every goal and dream you have been affirming and envisioning yourself doing. This time make it count! Start out with “I am so happy and grateful now that…” and let you mind go free. Even if you have the highest goals, goals that you may think today are unattainable. You can overcome what ever excuse you have made for yourself. We rarely realize that we are our own worst enemies we hinder ourselves from so much, stop doing this to yourself. This is up to you and you only if you are open to it.

Put your, oh so attainable goals on your paper or email and give them meaning and feel them when you are writing them. When you are done writing you inspiring life letter, read it aloud and see how it makes you feel.

I did this three months ago and it is empowering, it has motivated me to do things that I thought I could not do and you can do this too. Once you have this down on paper you have now have it intellectually, your mind will be programed to get towards these goals. Next write an accomplishments list, each and every accomplishment that you have made in your life write them down. Most of us focus on all of our bad doings or negative past experiences, let’s make this stop today. If you catch yourself reflecting to bad past experience, stop yourself. Change your train of thought over to your good doings, your amazing accomplishments. Now what steps do you need to take on a daily basis to accomplish these goals and keep filling in that list of accomplishments? Slowly every day or every week make it a priority to take a steps.

Keep your life letter and your amazing accomplishment list at your nightstand, your work space, your bathroom, somewhere near and use it as a constant reminder as an inspiration to yourself. Look at your children, your friends children your family and see the beauty these amazing creatures bring to our everyday lives. I challenge you to better yourself to find a happier you and make a happier life for your family. Please share your life letter to your friends and if you are brave enough, please share your letter with me I would love to see it below in the reply box. You sharing is a step closer not only self inspiration, also to leading inspiration to others. Good luck you can do it! Until next time friends!