Thursday, October 8, 2020


Oct 9, 2020:

I visited Yellowstone for the very first time last year (2019) with my family-- it was soo epic to be in nature and we saw lots of wildlife (including a bear!). Riley was in Japan at the time, and the whole trip I thought about how much he would LOVE Yellowstone. So, here we are a year later. . . I literally built up this place for the entire year and was so excited for him to go! 

We woke up early and hit yellowstone. We started out ‘hiking’, but it was a paved hike with crowds and wasn’t delivering/remote enough. We didn’t have a great plan and wildlife was lackin. I was feeling bad, and it sounds way dumb but I wanted this epic experience for Riley-- and our expectations were different and plans weren’t aligned. Anyways- we started a new hike but ended up turning around too and just wasn’t going too great. I ended up saying a silent prayer expressing my feelings to Heavenly Father and desires. It sounds dumb, because I know there are a million world problems and things to be praying about and “having a fun Yellowstone experience” shouldn’t even make the cut and very selfish. It was neat though, because following the prayer we had such a good time and saw some neat things and wildlife and there was a moment we timed the geyser up on accident so perfectly and saw it go off and this rainbow appeared  in it and just felt SO much love from Heavenly Father. Just felt that he cares so deeply about each of us individually and our concerns big and small.

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