Pushing Your Limits

"I can't stand up." I whisper to Clayton. "Something is wrong with my foot."  I am in the tent staring at my swollen ankle while my poor husband is asking me where it hurts. I am so disappointed with myself. All the fears about how physically weak I am come stumbling through." I knew this was going to be too much for me." I reply bitterly to Clayton's reassuring remarks. We have been planning this trip for six months and it is the beginning of our third day of backpacking  around the Three Sisters wilderness. We have four more days to go... So far our trip has been fantastic. Four of our close friends joined us for the first night in the wilderness, and for some of them it was their first experience backpacking, so everyone was excited and in high spirits. The next day we woke up and said goodbye to [...]