There are two locations in this country that are my favorite places on the planet: Disney World and Glacier National Park. Throughout my childhood, we made many trips to both of these places and the memories have stuck with me as I've grown. It's funny - I find myself wanting to share the same experiences with my own children now that I'm a mother. Since Jackson was born in 2006, we have made one trip to Disney World for his first birthday and two separate trips to Glacier.
Now that summer is quickly approaching, I find myself constantly dreaming of Glacier. We missed our trip last summer since I was pregnant, and let me tell you - I really missed it. And as my little boy gets older, I want him to experience everything it has to offer. All I can think about are the gigantic mountains that tower over you, the green forests, the thousands of rivers and streams, and the peacefulness that overtakes you the moment you arrive.
My poor dad is in a quick scramble to try and find us a cabin to rent for a week this summer. Almost everything is already completely booked. He has found one place that looks absolutely incredible, so my hopes are high that we'll get to go this year. I feel like I need it. I need that escape to God's most incredible creations.
Anyway, I found myself browsing through some pictures from our trip in 2007. Jackson was only 18 months old and we had the best time. I'm praying desperately that we'll be back again this August.