Wildflower pair on Kalalau Trail — Nā Pali Coast on Kauai, Hawaii (December 2013)
Today, I am very grateful for the *love* in my life. Family. Friendships. Friendships that have deepened into “family-by-choice.” Partners-in-crime. My other adventuring half.
To me, this picture — taken during one of our greatest adventures yet — is celebration of (all!) that love. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this pair of wildflowers grew together through rough terrain, creating something beautiful. Last December, we discovered this vista while hiking an incredibly challenging, muddy trail — enjoying every minute because we were together…laughing, talking, cheering, and loving each other every step of the way.
To everyone who loves and supports me — thank you. Without you or your example, there is no way I could appreciate these moments as powerfully — or smile as widely during tough climbs. You empower me to be me and I am ever grateful.
Happy Valentine’s Day and happy (holiday!) weekend!