Ever since our kids were a few months old, we have taken them hiking and climbing. Friends over the years have nicknamed them "trail babies". The mountains have been a huge part of our family's DNA. For us they foster a spirit of adventure, creativity, and a sense of wonder and Worship.
There are many lessons that mountains teach us -- persistence, managing fear, teamwork, discovering courage, accepting being dirty, accepting uncomfortable situations, admitting failure, vulnerability, hard work, and the nature of true friendship....and so much more.
4 kids later we still regularly get out and get humbled in beautiful places.
These are good days and we are trying not to miss them!