Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Why I Live Here 


Mountains.
The rugged and rocky terrain.  The steep, jutted cliffs.
The streams and waterfalls
that carve white, ribbon-like paths down the mountain face.
The smell of pine sap.  The sound of river rapids.
The cooler temperatures at a higher elevation.
The closer I feel to God.


Something interesting happens while traversing mountain trails.  
I start to think about how small I am in the big, wide world
--but how significant I am, too.  
I count my blessings.  
I smile at the chipmunks.  
I don't mind the wind in my hair.  
I turn my face to the sun.
I think about climbing every mountain.

Why I Love Him


He is climbing mountains with me. 

 

17 comments:

  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And my goodness, I would love to live there! How beautiful!

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  2. Happy Anniversary, what a lovely post. Big Hugs!

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you!! this post is amazing. and where you live...amazing!!! i have always wanted to take a vaca there. i love mountains. i like them way more than the beach.
    such gorgeous pictures...i wanna jump right into them! and chipmunks, wow...you sold me :)
    you are such an inspiration!
    lots of love to you!!
    <3
    maria

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  4. *gasp* beautiful post. That ending, wow! And your scenery...jealous!! ;)

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  5. Beautiful. Gorgeous pictures! I would love to live in the mountains. It's so refreshing.

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  6. WoW Amazing view! New follower from Just Cuz Hop! :0) HAve a great day!

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  7. happy anni!
    i've never been to the top of a mountain before! so cool!
    new follower.. from bee friendly blog hop!

    <3xojo

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  8. Found you on the Social Parade... your mountain and your writing are beautiful.

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  9. This makes me pretty jealous! I have no mountains at all where I live.

    I'm a new follower & like the looks of your blog! Looking forward to reading more. also, love the title of it, as I hope to be 'momma' to my 6 month old.

    Kaylene
    http://giannaclare.blogspot.com/

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  10. So lovely :) Thanks for linking up!

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  11. Such a touching post, thanks for sharing.

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  12. UMMMMM, so i found it!!! this post!!! ahhhh, and now i'm crying again! my comment...how stinking crazy that less than 7 months later, here i am....just a day from leaving our visit!!
    seriously, this is crazy, dude!!!

    ANDDDDD HAHAHAHAHAHA i just read kelly's comment and busted out laughing.
    looks like she in fact, DOES love utah and its beauty! hahaha! i'm going to have to tell her about this. :)

    happy anniversary a few months early!! lol
    i love you and mr mchubD!

    i'm gonna keep my eye out for those chipmunks next time ;)
    and seriously, how beautiful are these mountains.

    i'm finding us some chains and tires
    and will be there tomorrow!!
    xoxoxox

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