It started a few years ago
A screenshot to capture the special moment
I've lost count now, it's become the norm
And it's only sunk in recently
The realisation that I’ll never be able to take a
Pop over for dinner
Or enjoy a long comforting hug
The realisation that our future children will never
grow up playing together
Multiple countries, all spread out around the world
I’ve slowly had to accept the fact that my family
may never agree on one country to settle
However, with acceptance comes comfort
Maybe we all have different destinies
Life has a unique plan for us all
So here I am, on my way to make my Cambridge heart route
My mum and sister by my side
Their faces not on a phone, but right here, next to me
What I once took for granted, I now cherish with every inch of my being
To be with them, and not through a screen, is the best birthday gift
No longer a screenshot
But here side by side
Follow your heart
This July I was grateful to finally celebrate my birthday again with my beautiful mum and sister, and I knew exactly how I wanted us to spend it!
Bike hire: Rutland Cycling and Cambridge Bike Tours
We arrived in Cambridge with the rain to greet us, so decided to take shelter and relax at the cosy Senate bistro and bar. After sipping our coffees and gazing at the map for several minutes, a heart shaped route slowly began to appear!
Cycle your heart out
The Anchor Pub
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Grateful to my beautiful mum and sister for giving me a birthday I'll never forget!
Would you like to create your own heart route with your family? Click below to watch my 5 part video series.
Hi I'm Sarah the Heartful cycling coach, author and poet