Who is your trailblazer in the wilderness of life?
|©salzano My Dad is front with gun. Grandfather in back. around 1957|
I grew up in wilderness areas. One was in Alaska.
My parents homesteaded up near Talkeetna before any roads were in. However a train track was there. Dad built a cabin from scratch. Some relatives moved up about the same time and together with a few local people they sawed the logs, milled them, and built a two room cabin that I and my sister lived in . We took baths in doors in a large bucket thing. Outdoors in summer we used the side of the manual wringer washer. ;-) We had a outhouse that we used sears catalog pages for toilet paper after it was read a million times.
That sears catalog was also where I cut out paper dolls from the clothes pictures and drooled over real toys. Most my toys while we lived there were hand made. Funny now I think the hand made were the ones I remember the best.
|©salzano That is me up front at a young age. A cousin in back.|
Dad was the fearless leader. I always felt completely safe with Dad. He was a brilliant man who would make whatever he needed. If we were out hiking he would always be out front. He chose the trail, and the pace. I tried to walk in his footsteps literally. I would stretch my legs as far as I could to step in his footprints as I walked behind him. I knew I could trust dad with my life. I new he loved me and always did what was safe for us. I was only 6 yrs old. Children tend to trust their parents for the most part. Mom was the faithful strength who brought up the rear. Making sure the kids were safely coming along.
God is your trail blazer. He goes before you making sure the path is one He has chosen. Trust Him! He is way more capable then my dad and can see farther than you or I. He know the past, the now and the future. God also brings up the rear!
He promises this:
|This was the cabin Dad built. Our lab and family around. Water was carried from a spring. ©salzano|
|Waiting for the train. All supplies except what we could grow or hunt was brought by train. ©salzano|