Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Further than today

A goal the Little Nies have this summer is to hike Sqaw Peak-
which is a beautiful but fairly lengthy hike that weaves through 
one of Provos most beautiful canyons.  Today we began our training. 
Some of the Little Nies enjoy hiking more than others, 
so I try and be considerate and go at a fairly slow speed to accommodate all.
To be honest, I was a little worried about Nicholas making the hike. 
But he was awesome!  If he sauntered behind the rest of us, it was because 
his eyes were glued to rocks, trees, 
and the nearby river for any bugs and creatures.  
He is a little obsessed.
(Nicholas in the back rolling potato bugs down the hill)
At the top of our hike Nicholas's hands were filled with small bugs,
worms, and snails still stuck to a mossy rocks.
Tomorrow we are going to go a little further than today,
and so on until we get to the top.  I know we can do it!
On the way home we talked about the world we live in and the 
wickedness we are faced with daily.  
We talked about politics, and what God must be thinking about His children.
I couldn't answer all of their questions.  
I don't know the exact reasons for hardship, pain, trial, and tragedies.  
But I can confidently tell them to hold fast to the commandments,
live by the morals and standards God has set, and keep the lines 
of communication open with Him and they will be OK.

 I absolutely know that to be true.