Well, I was never able to take her to do a pilgrimage. I felt disappointed at myself that I couldn't bring her to the Holy Land; but I promised that I would take her to visit as many as we can, churches she hasn't been to and pray together. So while she was healthy enough, I took her somewhere close, to the magnificent Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, CA. This was the first church I took her, it would also be her last.
Today I ran 4.6 miles and visited the Cathedral. I tearfully reminisced the time we were here. I prayed and stayed here longer than usual, then I headed out to continue my run.
She is no longer with me physically, but I always think about her in all my prayer runs and to all the churches I visit in my runs. After all this time, I am now able to take her on a pilgrimage.
|Our Lady of Lourdes in Oakland, CA at Mile 2.6|
|Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, CA at Mile 3.6|