Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cabin in the Rockies

Brian and I just got back from one of the most relaxing vacations I think we've ever had.  We got a cabin nestled in the Rocky Mountains with a fire place as our television.  It was one of those trips where there wasn't pressure to get out and go see this, or go do that.... we could just BE.

In those moments of allowing ourselves to BE we were able to let down our walls.  To get away from the everyday hustle and bustle - to get out of the routines we put ourselves in.  And as we slowly unwound, our hearts calmed and we paused.

We drove up mountains, took hikes, watched nature and ate way too much salt water taffy.  We had heartfelt conversations and asked each other the hard questions people seem to keep asking us....  Are we going to have kids or not?  Are we going to build a house or a shop? Are we going to move somewhere else? Are we going to start another business? And you know what, we still don't have the answers. But WE DO KNOW where we are currently at is where we're supposed to be.

Our hearts have not been called out off the path we're on. Do we feel that might change? Absolutely! We can see God's hand guiding us to some "future change" .... and neither of us has a clue what it is going to be. But we do know it's not right now.

Brian and I celebrated our anniversary this past weekend too. November 13 marked 4 years!!!!  I can truly say that Brian makes me a better person.  He is so strong and grounded.  This year has been HARD for us.  There is no doubt about it... but through it all Brian has been my rock.  And I've been his at times.  The ONLY thing that has kept us going is HOPE.  Knowing and believing, no matter how hard we try, we're not going to make it.  But we always know God is going to get us through somehow.  And HE does! When one of us couldn't see the light of hope, the other has been able to.

Amidst all the hard questions, and salt water taffy consumption:) we took a few picture too.  Here are a few for you to enjoy....