Camino de Santiago - Day 19

This morning, I awoke in a different way. Instead of bounding out of bed as usual, first I looked at my left ankle (still swollen, but less.) I sent it a blessing and I gave thanks for whatever today would bring. Then I gently began to move it in small circles this way and that way. It moved quite easily - no pain. I sat on the edge of my bed and place my feet on the floor. I carefully applied first 25, then 50, then 75, then 100% of weight on it as I stood on both legs. Ahhhhh, feels ok. I stood for a minute with my eyes closed and shifted the weight of my body to see where it felt spacious and where I felt tension. There is still a definite "hot spot" there... ok - now I am aware of it, now to take a step and support that tender spot. I plant the sole of my foot using the entire foundation - no pain, it supports me, I carefully take a few more steps. As long as I move slowly and with attention, I can walk - a little. I make my way downstairs with the help of the bannister for the first time in days. Daniel, the owner has a smile on his face as he see's me enter the dining room (he has been bringing my food to me.) Terrie has just arrived and we hug - happy to be reunited and looking forward to a day of rest. Later, we will make a plan for tomorrow. For now, I will sit on the balcony and let the sun restore me...