I took this picture years ago on the island of Kauai. I was on a girls trip with my Mom, one of my best friend’s Megan, and her mom Linda. It was an amazing trip. We went mountain tubing (which is a must do if I ever make it back to Kauai), saw the Na Pali coast, went on a dolphin cruise, did some parasailing, zip lining, and saw the U.S.S. Arizona memorial when we were on Oahu.

It was an amazing vacation and one I will always treasure the memories of. I find that memories like these – of adventures I’ve shared with people I love – can sustain me on the roughest days. I think that God gives us the ability to remember the wonderful times, no matter what they are, so that we can see his love for us. So we find the strength to hope for a brighter future when things aren’t quite going our way. And so that we can enjoy the company of our friends and family, even if they are far away.

P.S. If you want more information about mountain tubing see the Kauai Backcountry Adventures website.