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Top of the World

Top of the World, Big Pocono Mountain

topofworld2Big Pocono Sate Park a top Camelback ski mountain – I call, the Top of the World!

I visited my Top of the World on Father’s Day, just as the mountain laurels were at peak. My trek to see their blooming glory is an annual visit I cherish.  There couldn’t be a better planned landscape – fluffy soft pink and white blooms, dark shiny leaves in contrast with ferns and birches. Picture perfect!

Big Pocono Sate Park became my place of meditation after I stumbled on it in the thick of marital loneliness.  Many a Sunday afternoon with my canine kid Sara at the time I would go to contemplate life, hike the trails and pray for the ache to be filled.  It saddens me to look back on those afternoons but the memories of the therapy being amongst the trees fills me. The joy of feeling God’s presence restored me then and reminds me every day there is Hope. He saw me through the transition and gave with it many added blessings in this garden of life…so grateful…

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