Friday I went on a 10-mile hike with my brother in one of the redwood forests near my hometown. Even though we started out later than intended, the hike was still so beautiful. The sun rays streaming through the trees, the stillness and silence of the forest, the smell of the earth, and the colours of green, proving life all around us.
I try not to take for granted where I grew up. It’s surrounded by mountains and redwoods and the ocean. I think it’s the most perfect place in the world.
It was so restoring, so refreshing, to walk through the tallest trees in the world and be reminded of how much I love the forest. The silence you find there is like none other. So quiet, so peaceful, so…Heavenly. I know people have different ways of how they feel closest to God, but for me, nature has always been the easiest way to feel His presence, and to be so aware of His creation.
This is why I love the ocean. The immense details of each grain of sand. It’s why I love trees and plants. The smells and colours bring such life. It is why I love to stargaze. Seeing such majestic beauty in the night sky and never growing tired of the lights that shine and bring such peace and content to my spirit.
I am so blessed to have been raised in such a gorgeous location.
Happy Birthday, to my bestest friend, the cat to my bunny, the Hobbes to my Calvin, the Anne to my Marilla, and the ears to my verbal confusion. I am so blessed and honoured to call you friend, and am so thankful to Jesus for how He brought you into my life and all the ways that He has blessed me through you. I hope today is the best day of your life thus far, and that it will be the start of an incredible age for you. I love you!! <3