That winding path, it crept around the mountains, through the tundra and into the wilderness where the most civilized sound one heard was the occasional hum of a small aircraft headed to some otherwise inaccessible destination. This was my Hatcher’s Pass Haven of quietness, and sitting on the rock I had climbed to, I felt as if I was on top of the world, looking out over a wilderness untouched. This was my last glimpse at the place that captured the essence of my Alaskan Adventures in the place I grew up.
Every day my path twists and winds its way through this life. It takes unexpected turns. Sometimes it leads up mountains, and sometimes it feels rather like a rollercoaster ride. Occasionally I feel like there’s a flat tire that I don’t know how to change. But most of the time, I relish the moments that I am given along the way, and looking back, I think that this life-journey of mine has been a grand adventure. I’ve lived in beautiful places. I’ve seen landmarks and amazing things I only dreamed I’d ever see. I’m married to my best friend. For all the hurts and the aches, the milestones besides my pathway have been pretty wonderful.
I have this sense of anticipation. I know that life is no joke, and I know how it crushes sometimes. But when I think of all the adventures I’ve had, and all the memories I’ve made, and all the beauty and all the love that continually finds its way into my life, and the blessings God has given me: even when it is rough, I’m amazed.
& That’s when I feel excited to see what’s around that next bend…
written for five minute friday