We spent hours hiking up trails, taking wrong turns and enjoying every second of it...well that is until you know who wanted to be carried up the steepest incline. We laughed and played games and ate...a lot! We had some quiet moments of sadness in reflecting on how we were one less and how our boy would be 9 months old on this trip. It was an amazing time.
We came home late Saturday evening and while I was going through the many pictures we took of the trip, my sister in law and I were commenting how the camera can not do justice to the beautiful handy work of our Lord. I did, however, stumble across one picture that took my breath away and that is this one of my most beautiful baby girl. Forget the mountains! I love that I have this creation with me every day to look at and enjoy. Not only does she take my breath away, but she makes up the greatest songs, sings them at the top of her lungs, asks the craziest questions no one has answers to and she even knows how to entertain herself for hours in the middle of no where with nothing to do. At one point she literally spent 2 hours digging for an elusive gopher she was sure lived in a mound of dirt next to the camper. Now THAT is an amazing creation.
Our trip was filled with awe and wonder, so much so I couldn't tell you half of what we saw at this point (Thank goodness we took five hundred pictures.) God granted us blessing after blessing on our trip to the point where we are amazed the truck made it home, but the greatest blessing and experience was that of our little family. I enjoyed every minute and will always treasure the echos of my child off the walls of Zion, followed by her delightful laugh that it actually worked.
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lords great love
we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.
Here are some more pictures from our vacation:Taken at McPhee Reservior
Slot Canyons - Page Arizona
The Grand Canyon