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I am with Dave this weekend in Winter Park, CO.  He’s here for a Student Life Ski Event and they were so kind to let me come along.  It’s been a very long time since I’ve been on the road with Dave without the kids.  It’s been more than 3 years I’m thinking….

I’ve never been to Colorado and I am just in awe of it’s beauty.  It’s so peaceful and clean here.  I feel like I can breathe again.  Dave and I went skiing today.  Well I went skiing and he went snow boarding.  I was on the ski club in high school but have not been on the slopes in over 15 years.  And I never knew the skiing was as beautiful and enjoyable here.  I’ve only ever skied on the north east of the country.  I don’t know if I can ever call that skiing again.  Dave has had 2 ACL surgeries so he can’t ski but tried the snow board.  Let’s just say he spent a few hours in bed today and loaded up on the advil.  But we had a great time.

I’ve been doing a lot of “firsts after so many years this past month”.  Running, playing tennis again and now skiing.  I’ve been so blessed to have had these opportunities.  It’s so nice to be here with Dave.  To be along side of him as he lives out part of his calling as he gets the opportunity to speak to students and challenge them in God’s word.  Our family is always thankful for any opportunity to partner with others.  We consider it a big responsibility and a big joy.  I think that is the best part of this weekend.  That I get to sit in the back of the room and just be another person there.  With kids often with me at these times I don’t get to do that much and so this weekend it’s nice to just be available to just sit and journey along.

I’ve got to get out and get some pictures of this great part of our country….  I’ll have to share those soon….

Oh and on a side note…  Aaron and Jamie Ivey are in Haiti this week with some Ladies from their church and Aaron texted Dave this morning and said…”Guess who I am sitting next to in church in Haiti?”  It was Frankie.  And there you go… once again another blessing that I don’t really deserve.  God keeps allowing random visits with people that we know with Frankie in Haiti.  It’s so comforting… in this very LONG process we always seem to get steps of Hope that keep us moving.  I feel at such extremes… today Frankie is in Haiti at church with our friends and Dave and I are witnessing snow capped mountains and their beauty in CO.  Just seems weird to me….

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