Since I was a teenager, my dad and I talked about walking the 4daagse, the biggest 4 days walking event in the world, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Over 45000 people walk it every year, including a lot of military groups from all over the world. It requires serious preparations and training because you walk 40 kilometers a day, let's say about 9 hours a day, for 4 days! So we talked about it but never got to the point to really do it, and why? Just because life happens... There is always something...
Now, my dear dad died, and we will never go for a walk again. I immediately decided to start training and participate in this year's 4daagse. I use the long walks to think about what I lost and about the good things in life. Just a few months ago I also lost my mom... The one who understood so well why I was walking.. So now, I am even more determined to start in July and do it!
To make it even more special, I decided to become a Wish walker, so that with my achievement I can raise some money for a wonderful charity. The Make-a-Wish foundation. This foundation makes wishes come true for very ill children... That is so important and beautiful, I love what they do. One little boy's greatest wish was to play the drums for a marching band, and they made it come true!
I sure hope that I will complete the 4 days, for me, my mom and dad, and for the wishes of those children..
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