We spent the last almost 6 years in South Dakota. It is the longest I have ever lived anywhere in my entire life. I was excited for our new adventure in Montana. I was excited for a fresh start, for our family being all together. As I looked in that rear view mirror though, I was filled with sadness. I made some amazing friends and unforgettable memories while I was there. I was leaving people who had helped me through the hardest 18 months of my life - people who had listened to me, prayed for me, supported me, showed empathy and love. People who I had shared chocolate with ☺ People who I had grown to love. It was so weird to be heading away from all of them, especially when I had just gotten home from this awesome trip and I hadn't been able to go back and tell them all about it!
As we headed down the road, there were some beautiful views ahead of me. There were mountains, blue skies, trees, sights that I honestly can't get enough of. The mountains fill me with awe. There is something about them that seems to bring God closer to earth. I can feel His presence in these mountains. But I can feel His love in my rear view mirror and I am so grateful to all of you who helped me feel it. You are all as beautiful as the mountains before me and the sunrise in my rear view mirror.