Kyle and I recently went on a trip to Moab, Utah for a special off roading event, outdoor exploring adventure, and a belated anniversary trip. We celebrated 11 years of marriage in August. Some people say times flies in marriage, but for us it feels like a long time.
We have been through so much together over the years and we have come out stronger. It feels like our marriage has refined us individually and as a couple through pressure to transform our marriage into a diamond.
|Arches National Park in Moab, Utah|
We certainly do not have it all figured out and conflict always comes up, but overall, I feel like we are in a good, happy, and content place. As opposed to the way we use to interact together, at one point, when I wondered if we would make it. The stresses of our lives became so great, but with God as our rock, we were able to cling to Him, and fight for our marriage and each other. (We also went to a great Christian marriage counselor for a few years and put the work in to address issues to move forward in better and positive ways.)
|"Window" Rock formation, Moab, UT|
Moab, Utah reminded me of the transformation our marriage has gone through and showcased the incredible creator God truly is. God has created an area of the country that you can literally see the layers of the crust of the Earth from millions of years of erosion. Like life and marriage, the pressures of the whole Earth have created shifts, and erosion. Over millions of years, the changing lakes and rivers have created landmark rock formations. Besides looking like Mars, the desert landscape is like nothing I have ever seen!
|Arches National Park in Moab, UT|
The national parks in Moab, Utah take you through a journey in time where you can explore and come in close contact with these amazing rock formations. We explored the Arches National Park, and it was very vast and awe-inspiring. If you are ever able, I would encourage you to explore Moab and see God’s mighty hand on display in physically shaping the world!