The title of this post pretty much sums up this summer, mostly metaphorically. At some point I will expand on that, but for now I would like to talk about the title of this post more literally.
My grandparents have taken me on some lovely hikes - I love hiking, and it's wonderful to spend time with them! I find that the more difficult the hike is, the more we appreciate being at the top. I guess we could say that about life as well. My grandparents and I recently went for a hike that was probably the most difficult hike I have ever done. It was very steep the whole way up and the sun was very hot. We sort of went up the side of one part of the mountain, crossed over to another part, went over that, and went all the way up to the peak at another part. The view from the top was absolutely amazing. It was sure hard work to get up there, but it was most definitely worth it!