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  • Writer's pictureRoberta Rathert

It's Time.

After loading my kayak on the car and a loving send-off early today, I traveled with family and friends the nearly 400-miles to our lodging in northern Minnesota. Along the way, I watched the Mississippi River move. Swift and bulging each time we crossed over it, the river was rushing south as I was racing north just to get on it and ride downward. Of course I thought, WHAT am I doing!? Still, launch time creeps closer every second. I myself have set this time, early tomorrow morning, but I want to cancel it as if someone else has forced this. It is natural to resist what we love, to want to give into fear and discomfort by staying home. But I keep going toward it as it pushes me against gravity. That is what I'll do before dawn. Pray, eat a meal with friends, go.


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holzdawn
May 28, 2022

You are in My thoughts and prayers. Looks like you had a great send of. Be safe.

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Roberta Rathert
Jul 30, 2022
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Thanks, Dawn!

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Guest
May 28, 2022

Excited for you! Will be watching with excitement each step, from the sidelines. Safe, happy journey!

Maureen F.

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roxannelathan
May 27, 2022

Bobby, Praying for you as you journey down the mighty Mississippi! Incredible! ❤️ Love, Cousin Roxy

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Roberta Rathert
Jul 30, 2022
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Thanks, Roxy!

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Guest
May 27, 2022

Wow, this is so incredible, you go girl!!!

Joellen

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Roberta Rathert
Jul 30, 2022
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Thanks, Joellen!

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Guest
May 27, 2022

Bobby,

I have just finished reading "Mississippi Solo" a memoir about a man making the same journey as you. It helped me understand what an amazing thing you are doing. You are in my thoughts as you travel this physical and spiritual journey. Mary

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Roberta Rathert
Jul 30, 2022
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Thank you, Mary. It surely was physical and very spiritual, no question. I have read Mississippi Solo, reached out to Eddy to see if he'd come back to join me. But no such luck. Still, a great book and a great journey.

Bobbi

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