Summer. It was a glorious summer.
A summer filled with many mountain summits and unexpected adventures!
At the beginning of summer, I was frustrated thinking about another summer with a lack of those able to explore and adventure with me. I felt like a four-year old who wanted to stamp her foot and pout. And I’m sure I actually did. I even logged my lament in my journal and asked the Lord for some summer adventurers.
Then the summer came. With amazing weather! And many new and old friends who were willing and able to summit many peaks with me. I made a list of eight summer “adventure goals” I wanted to accomplish. I crossed off five of them and got to add two more to the list and then promptly cross them off. And miraculously every time we planned a hike… it actually happened!
It didn’t hit me till I was canoeing down a turquoise mountain lake in September, headed home after one of the season’s unexpected summits, that the Lord not only heard my cry of frustration, but he answered it and blessed me beyond my expectation. My Heavenly Father showed me how much he hears, answers prayers and loves me. And how much more will a loving Father, who even cares about my love of the outdoors and conquering new challenges, bless my life in other “more important” areas when I ask, and bless me beyond expectation!
Hiking mountains may seem trivial, but the Lord used it to point me back to him was only something he could do. Thank you God for knowing my heart and blessing me beyond what I deserve. You alone receive the glory for the beauty of the summer and views seen from the many mountain tops and valleys!
And to top it off, I can now say I’ve hiked the seven peaks that are on the range behind Port Alsworth! Almost all of the mountains in the range you can see below. What next?!