The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
One of these days, I hope to live near the place in this picture, Estes Park, Colorado. The first time I ever stepped foot on the ground of Colorado, I fell in love. God's creation is so amazing. In some ways, my desire to go to Colorado is cultivated by a desire to return to my roots. My mother was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado and lived there until she was 19. It was then that she decided to pack up, leave the awfully cold weather and head south. Hello, Arkansas.
I was raised in a small town, Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Quite the opposite of my mother, who grew up looking out her window to see the lights of the City, being immersed in a rich culture of entertainment, beauty and life changing experiences. All of this to say, I'm headed there, someday soon as long as it is what God has planned for me. My heart belongs in the West. I have loved growing up in the South and I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything! But I am starting to feel the pull, a draw to something new, exciting and very different from anything I have ever known.
I feel this way now, for all I know I could end up an Eastern Coast girl, unlikely, but it could happen. ;) I pray that God will guide my footsteps and when the road gets rough and I see but one set of footprints in the sand, I'll remember that is when he is carrying me. I know that, with his guidance, I'll find my way to exactly where he wants me. I am hoping Colorado, but it could be New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Northern California or some place I haven't even begin to consider. I just have got to remember this...
Change Can Be A Beautiful Thing