This path that we have taken
Is adventurous, some have said brave!
Experiencing the world and all its delights
Creating memories to forever save.
And travelling with our little girl
Is rewarding, fulfilling and fun.
Being together, watching her grow,
Teaching her how things are done.
But it’s not all sunshine and beaches,
And with its highs come lows.
Like getting a passport stolen
Was a pretty major blow.
And when our girl got very ill
And we didn’t know what to do
As we ourselves were lying in bed
Shivering with Peruvian flu.
Moments like that, when you’re out on a limb,
You feel isolated, vulnerable and alone
It’s easy to wonder what on earth you are doing,
Being so achingly far from home.
But we never forget just how lucky we are
To have done this incredible trip.
The places we’ve been and the things that we’ve seen
More than make up for the blips.
These challenges are all part of the experience
Through them, we learn and we grow
And they will surely make us stronger
Just how much, in due course we will know.
And as we approach the end of our travels,
And look forward to heading back home,
We know in our hearts we gave it all that we could
And we’re proud of how far we have come.