Sunday, January 1, 2012
Learning the difference between try and triumph
Our ten year old locked into his snowboard bindings for the first time and showed a willingness to learn and a quiet determination. He skipped the lesson and the rope tow. He hopped on the lift bravely. He held steady and carved his own way down the run. Again and again.
Our second day at Mt. Baker was on New Year's Eve and the weather and mountain conditions were spectacular. It was our first time together, including our 8 year old. She went at her own pace and in her own way, leaving her lesson a little early only to get back out there to board and hike, hike and board. Attempting the rope tow a few times proved fruitless but she was not deterred. She wanted to stay on the fresh 12" with the sun on her face and icicle studded mountains in the background. So we boarded and hiked back up the little hill, over and over. Being on the mountain as a family was so incredibly rewarding. I am thankful.