Thursday, June 18, 2009

Trying to Prepare

Did I tell you all...I'm going on a 6 day backpack trip through the San Juan Mountains in Colorado with a bunch of women I haven't met?
Yeah, well I am...
AND
I'm trying to prepare.
If you can really prepare for such a thing.
Apparently you can't wear anything that is cotton...
That's my whole wardrobe.
AND
if I wipe myself I have to pack it out.
I need to break in my boots.
Did I mention..
I'm pretty much a flip flop girl.
Hiking boots. For 6 days.
My feet are gasping for air as I type this.
In case I haven't told you....
I'm not in the best shape.
My backpack will weigh 1/3 of me.
No kids.
No internet.
No phones.
No bed.
Only the great outdoors.
12 strangers.
37 miles.
and
GOD.
I'm preparing to meet my Creator.
In a very real way.
Without distractions.
In HIS creation.
COOL!

13 comments:

emily said...

Awesome!! Can't wait to hear all about it. :)

Sean and Lisa said...

Have I told you how much you amaze me?! You are THE woman! Praying for broken in boots, beautiful weather, hearts knit together in ways you never imagined, and a deeper level of intimacy with the Creator in His creation.
You go girl!!

Andrea said...

lol, sounds like a blast, can't wait to hear abou tit.

Andrea said...

oops, sorry for the typo

Paula said...

I hope it's everything you want it to be... but you lost me on that part about packing out your wiping materials. ;) Seriously, have a great trip.

Salzwedel Family said...

Sounds wonderful!

Leah Dooley said...

No phones or internet....I'm jealous. I am so excited for you. It's going to be phatastic!

You got your boots!

Kari said...

Oh WOW!!!! You are my hero!! (can you sneak scones in your backpack:) We will look forward to amazing pics and hearing about an incredible journey with your One and Only!!!
Praying!!
xoxo

FHL said...

Wow! You are extremely brave! Hope you have a wonderful journey!!!

Bergmama said...

Stephanie, that sounds awesome! Have a wonderful time -can't wait to read about it!

crispy said...

GIRL...you are going to have the experience of a life time. I can tell God is going to pull you out of your comfort zone and bless you in a mighty way. It is going to have some growing pains, but it will be good.

Be safe.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Sounds really exciting!

Donna said...

So cool! I read this post and then e-mailed one of my best friends, Alicia, and asked her if you were going on the same hike as her, and she said yes! I had no idea she had met you before.

You're staying at my house on Friday evening but I don't get the pleasure of meeting you as I'll be in Iowa at my high school reunion.

Have a great hike! Be sure and blog about it! :)