Wednesday, December 21, 2016

I can do anything.


 Each weekday morning, Mr. Nielson and I wake up and hike together.
Well, actually I hike the Y trail, and Mr. Nielson runs the foothill
trails and we've timed it just right so we meet up together about the same time.  
But once a week I ask Mr. Nielson to hike the Y trail with me.
This week since we're enjoying Christmas break,
we sleep in an extra hour and then slip out the back 
door while the Little Nies are still asleep on the mattresses 
under the Christmas tree in the living room.
The trail is nice, a little bit icy, but nice.  
I usually like hiking alone except when it's with Mr. Nielson.
Everything is better with Mr. Nielson.
He is the one I want to spend all my time with, 
he is the one I want to talk to when I need to talk about something, 
he is the one I tell when I am mad or frustrated, or happy or sad.
He is everything to me.
Together we are creating memories for our children,
and have the same desires for them.
We want to see them become good parents and to someday
be able to provide and support for their future families. 
We want to see them happy, successful, content, but more than anything,
we want to teach them to put Christ first in their lives.
We can confidently tell them that doing that will truly and absolutely 
bring peace and happiness forever.

I am so glad to be hiking life's mountains with Christian.
With him, I can do anything.