Friday, September 28, 2012
Looking back, Mother nature taught me a lot. The self discovery found in that forest gave me a confidence that later led to my many past achievements and goals in my sports career.
We eventually moved to Caledonia, a town a few miles down the hwy. Our new back yard was no longer that magical forest with animals running wild, instead it was replaced with children running wild....playing on the streets. As exciting as it was to have human friends i was missing and yearning my animal friends.
Over the years as we drove past the house, I began to see trucks moving in on the land. After that, i saw that magical forest slowly slip away and disappear as the development took over. It was sad to think of what became of my forest friends and where they would go? It shaped my views on our world...and the need to be gentle with nature.