Courage , Perseverance ,Faith Friendship and Giralda Tower of Seville( the Beth and Jo story )

Giralda Tower and Cathedral

Giralda Tower is one of the iconic tower in Seville. At 104.2 meters or 32 floors it has dominated the skies of Andalusia for 800 years. An impressive Gothic design , it’s beauty does not only radiates outside but as well as inside . After all this is one of the four Unesco Heritage of Seville

Giralda tower


They have been friends for quite a while now . They have experienced the hardest storms of their lives but still manages to rise up. They are now both enjoying their pension years

My admiration for these two women become more deeper when we have visited Seville ,Spain a couple days ago .

Part of the trip was to explore the Iconic Cathedral and its renown tower . Being a history geek I was very excited to get inside since I have read that Christopher Columbus was buried here . ( that is for later to write about )

The mausoleum of Christopher Columbus

The Climb

Jo and Beth roamed around the Cathedral, admiring the gothic / moorish design of walls. Me, being me looked for them and told them to join me to the top of the tower.

None of us have expected that the climb would be so steep.

I went ahead and Edgar the husband of Clair would follow them indiscreet. Beth would just sing a praise song while holding the hands of Jo ..

Jo is a burned survivor. Forty- five percent air capacity of her lungs was damaged during the fire . She has some joints problem too . To be able to climb the Giralda tower would be a great challenge for her. A step at a time …a breath for every rounds she made it holding Beth’s hand .

As they approached the 32nd floor at their own pace tears of joy and contenment flows down into their eyes . While Edgar and myself cheered their conquest!

Exhausted but victors
Tears of Joy
The proud nanny


Beth and Jo are the two epitome of women who doesn’t know how to give up . No matter how hard life will treat them they would move ahead at their own paces, carrying the faith within them . It is this faith that gave them hope, the same hope that push them to persevere.

Yes , they have been through the darkest moment of their lives .. but like the climbed that they did in Giraldo Towers they did it at their own pace with faith in their hearts and if things really gets rough they would stop and cry they never questioned God instead they bow down humbly … take a breath and continue with their respective journeys

They have conquered the top , survived the battles now it is time to rejoice, enjoy and be grateful of what life will bring them .

The victory dance as they approaches the exit of the tower
Beth and Jo fearless yet soft at heart .

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”

― Napoleon Bonapart

The Giraldo crew .

Special thanks to Edgar who took good care of them

Published by jee426

Life is a bowl of lessons to learn . It is a magnitude of colors that sparks the way you choose them to shine . I am a soul who have walked some rough path and learn from them . I am a being that accepts the challenges of life with a humble heart . Grateful for the lessons that I have learned through the years. Small victories that is all I need .. I hope to somehow to uplift my readers with the journeys that I have shared.

2 thoughts on “Courage , Perseverance ,Faith Friendship and Giralda Tower of Seville( the Beth and Jo story )

  1. Very nice Tinkie! I love it! and I love this phrase: “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”

    Hope to see more of like this …

    God bless


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