Today, as one final hurrah abroad, we hiked the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls. It definitely lived up to its legacy of being one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Besides the breathtaking views, the falls attract a multitude of people to add to the beauty.

As my group hiked through the trails, we kept in step with a Spanish-speaking family of five with an adorable daughter. I offered to take a family picture for them, and when she discovered I spoke English, she excitedly demonstrated her counting skills. As we continued through the trails, with every new view, her face lit up as she exclaimed, “Cataratas!” [waterfalls in Spanish]. Even though we were looking at the same picture from different perspectives, her enthusiasm grew with each new glance of the waterfalls. How inspiring that, at such a young age, she held the ability to see the value of each turn in the path.

This little girl’s adoration on her walk of the falls refocused my attention to how I need to fix my eyes on Jesus on my journey through life. Just like the waterfalls were always heard and visible on the path, God is still before, with, and after us, leading us towards eternity. I need to echo her joy and unabashed exclamations for those of my Creator.

One of my biggest takeaways from this trip has been God’s gentle reminders of his consistency and closeness. As I return home, I hope to continue on the path He has set before me, boldly and joyfully exclaiming His goodness at each turn, and following with child-like faith.

Categories: Brazil 2019

2 Comments

Amy Kovach · June 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Bailey,

These are beautiful pictures (both the pictures you created in my mind and the pictures you too). I hope you carry these pictures in your heart and mind forever.

<3 Dr. Kovach

Terrina LaTourette · June 6, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Girlie~
Ahhhh…..to have faith like a child!!! It’s so pure, so genuine and so complete. It’s so difficult, on one hand to stay completely focused on the Lord, His word and His will and yet so simple on the other hand. It’s when life gets busy and when we don’t spend the time with Him that we lose our focus. As beautiful as these sights in Brazil and Argentina are, there is no sight that is MORE beautiful than seeing your child, the precious gift that God has given to you with her Bible on her lap and her eyes fixed on the word. THAT is true beauty.
You continue to amaze me. You bring laughter, love and a breath of fresh air into each day. I am so blessed to call you my daughter…. my girlie.
Love You Bunches,
Momma

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