Our time in Ten Sleep is winding down. We are finishing last minute projects and will have all of Thursday afternoon for cleaning our rigs and reorganizing our storage bays, preparing for our departure on Friday morning.
The weather has been warm and the river is running high again. I know that Wyoming is hot in the summer and cold and snowy in the winter, but in the spring time, this is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Our time here has been truly blessed with both the solitude and majesty of this place and with the relationships we have forged with our team and with the people we are here to serve.
June used this scripture for devotions this morning, and I love the way it describes our experience here, especially the last verse:
Psalm 103: 1-5
Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits,
Who forgives all my sins,
And heals all my diseases,
Who redeems my life from the pit,
And crowns me with love and compassion,
Who satisfies my desires with good things,
So that my youth and my strength is renewed like the eagle’s.
For us, at this stage of our lives, to be able to come to a place like this and work so hard and still have the energy to play on our time off, we are so fortunate. Three weeks is the perfect amount of time. We are ready to be on the road again.
Last Sunday in church the children’s minister came in late, saying “I’m so sorry. . .I got caught in a cattle drive!” Probably only in Wyoming.