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Penny Kingma

M.S. Can't Stop Me !
Camino(s) past & future
May 29th to July 4th 2016
SJPDP to Santiago
And many, many more I pray
For those of you starting out this year...
when I left Ontario,Canada in May 2016 I left behind a supportive but worried family...my wonderful husband, 5 children and 6 grandchildren. They all encouraged me to go....but as I was going alone...they were concerned. I promised to stay in touch as much as possible.
I ended up posting my pre Camino prep as well as my daily celebrations and struggles of my Camino on Facebook. It was a great way of keeping my family and friends at home informed of my daily progress.
I think I had just two days I couldn’t connect to post.
It felt like I brought those I loved along with me. I had daily friend requests from people at home wanting to follow my trip. I put my loved ones at ease by showing them my progress and they encouraged me with their comments.
The bonus came when I returned home, in being able to have the experience made into a hard cover book. It’s called a social book made up through Facebook. You just pick the days wanted and purchase.
I went from my prep days before I left until my return home.
It’s a treasure I pick up constantly. As I posted daily with pictures it beautifully follows my Camino experience....as well as comments from all those at home.
The posts just took a few minutes everyday....the rewards in doing so will last a lifetime.
Rereading my story will encourage me to get strong to return.0BFDD28E-2413-42AC-9D67-027B7A0FBC42.jpeg
 

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Jeff Titelius

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (León to Santiago) 2018
For those of you starting out this year...
when I left Ontario,Canada in May 2016 I left behind a supportive but worried family...my wonderful husband, 5 children and 6 grandchildren. They all encouraged me to go....but as I was going alone...they were concerned. I promised to stay in touch as much as possible.
I ended up posting my pre Camino prep as well as my daily celebrations and struggles of my Camino on Facebook. It was a great way of keeping my family and friends at home informed of my daily progress.
I think I had just two days I couldn’t connect to post.
It felt like I brought those I loved along with me. I had daily friend requests from people at home wanting to follow my trip. I put my loved ones at ease by showing them my progress and they encouraged me with their comments.
The bonus came when I returned home, in being able to have the experience made into a hard cover book. It’s called a social book made up through Facebook. You just pick the days wanted and purchase.
I went from my prep days before I left until my return home.
It’s a treasure I pick up constantly. As I posted daily with pictures it beautifully follows my Camino experience....as well as comments from all those at home.
The posts just took a few minutes everyday....the rewards in doing so will last a lifetime.
Rereading my story will encourage me to get strong to return.View attachment 50961
What a great idea!! I had no idea Facebook even offered this! And you're right, "what a treasure!"
 

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