Sorry if you were expecting a post about football. Although being in Broncos territory for 11 days was fantastic! In fact, I just put a Broncos bumper sticker on my car next to my “Colorado” bumper sticker. 🙂
During my time in Colorado, I had many thoughts. It was a time of reflection. My conversations with friends were as if I had never left. And, I realized that while all my years of looking at the mountains for my sense of direction was brilliant, I took them for granted. They never seemed so big to me as when I stared at them during the trip. I kept thinking of the verse in Psalm 97 where it reads:
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory.
My time in Denver was amazing! I got to see so many more friends and places than I was anticipating. It was during those days that I asked God, “Remind me again why I moved from this place and all these people that I love?” I don’t think God really answered my question, because I already knew the answer. So, I just enjoyed every minute of each day. Here are some highlights of Denver: my best friend from my home town renewed her vows on their 2nd year anniversary. It was a beautiful mountain wedding ceremony. In church on Sunday, I surprised the people in the Deaf section whom I had known. They had no idea I was in town and were so surprised when I walked in. 🙂 I got to meet Baby M for the first time!!! He is SO CUTE!! I got to see my old professor and a few old roommates. And I got to see my dear friends from Westside during a dinner at Senior Burritos!!!
On the way out of Denver, we stopped at “Grandma G’s” to say hello! Then we took 285 south to my hometown area in the San Luis Valley. I snapped a bunch of pictures of the scenery! The sky was so blue. I spent the next three days seeing my sister and brother-in-law. We all stayed at a cabin in South Fork. We went to Creede, hiked to Treasure Falls, did some fishing (well, I sat and talked to my sister during that time) and enjoyed a bit of mountain air (I could not get enough of it…literally, I was wheezing!) We also visited our home church during their VBS and I got to see my friends at my old work place.
Friday morning, my parents drove me up to Pueblo for another wedding. It was my roommate of 5 1/2 years during college days. Another beautiful wedding! We had a fun time hanging out in the city of Pueblo. I enjoyed getting to know their families, because I had only known the bride and groom. It was a great way to end the vacation.
I am so thankful for the renewing time in Colorado. I am excited to get to share with you more stories and pictures in the days to come. 🙂 But first, our kick off will be a picture game. It is the game of “What am I?” See if you can guess what the picture is. Ready?
Can you guess what I am? 🙂 Hint: One of Mel’s favorite things in Colorado! (Besides the mountains! LOL).