Living life fully: mountaintops and ravines

When life is lived to its fullest, both stunning success and tragic grief will be known.

Three miles south of my home, Bellevue, Idaho celebrated with the world as one of their own, Kaitlyn Farrington, won Olympic gold. They and the entire Wood River Valley are now mourning the death of two others, both of which resulted from two different snow mobile accidents. Jennifer Liebrum, a writer for the Idaho Mountain Express—our local paper, has published two beautiful articles today dealing with the tragic losses of 12-year-old Nolan Kreczkowski—my daughter’s classmate in Middle School—and 64-year-old George Martin. In another beautiful article she writes about how living life fully, with all its outlier experiences builds resiliency.

All three are worth reading and might have you in tears even when you don’t know the people involved. Well done, Jennifer. My hat is off to you.