We made it here yesterday safe and sound. Uneventful plane rides, well behaved kids, and still a full part of the day to spend once we arrived. We got to Kalispell at 1:30 and spent the entire afternoon just enjoying the view and exploring around.
|View from the porch. That's the Flathead River below and Glacier Nat'l Park in the distance.|
Can I just tell you that I have cried like 5 times or more. The view from just the porch is so majestic I can't even begin to put the words in any sort of order to accurately describe it all to you. We took probably 100 or more pictures already yesterday and now this morning something weird is going on with our camera. THIS is not time for an "Error" to be turning up on our camera. We're hopefully going to see if we can find a camera shop tomorrow and get things checked out. Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me huh?
Little Bit and I were exploring rocks in a tiny stream yesterday on my aunt's property. Even just the river rocks are a hundred different colors. God bothered to color the river stones here. He is SO creative! When I see a place like this and I think about my God, I am bowled over by his creative love for me. He could have made the earth flat and all the same...but he didn't. He made it stunning. He made it more poetic than even the poetically inclined. He made it all for us...just to enjoy. I am inclined to think though that God might live in Montana...at least he is this week for sure.
I wish I was poetic. Really...I wish I knew how to weave words that inspire and invoke the emotions that a place like this leaves you feeling. Breathlessness.
The sun doesn't set til late here and the light coming across onto the mountains is just stunning. At one point last night there was a rainbow, the valley was illuminated in the most golden light, and I made the comment, "The only thing that would complete this perfection would be if a train came around the bend at this exact moment."
|Another view from the porch. The river is just to the left|
Not kidding.... "Whoooo....Whooo...Whoooo" off in the distance. Un-freaking-real! Check this out.
I'm going out to enjoy the day. Will try to post more later.
Now the question lingering in my mind is how on earth do you adequately appreciate thanks to the people providing this opportunity? This cabin and the 100 acres around it belong to my aunt and uncle. They are letting us stay. "Grateful" is a word that falls short this week too. Words are clearly not gonna cut it this week...let's cross our fingers and hope that my camera will magically fix and that my pictures can describe for you better than my fingers on these keys.
Labels: faith, travel