I seriously can't believe it's been almost a whole year since we walked together in our beautiful forest. I have missed it so much. I just didn't realise how much.
We were so busy coping with Digby's accident and life after that and the craziness of last year that we hadn't fully grasped just how much we had lost in terms of our quality of life. How we stopped walking and hiking over and above his cycling. We took this simple ability for grant.
Digby has been learning to walk again without pain and limp and the progress has been tedious and slow. That being said, we are grateful for each new day that gets a little easier.
We aren't there yet and getting a tiny taste of something so familiar as walking in our beautiful forest felt overwhelming and deeply emotional. We totally took for granted that we could run down the road, walk up the mountain or cycle around the Peninsula. As an active family, it has been a massive blow to our life and today we understood what it was we had actually lost last year.
We had no idea while we were going through it, we were so busy surviving.
It is a long walk back but for now we look forward to the day when there will be no swelling or pain, to have total mobility, agility and restoration. We continue to walk in hope and look forward to many more gentle walks in our forest and on our beautiful mountain.