Today is Kyle’s birthday. This year we tested our relationship by hiking 2,185 miles together. We spent 154 days with each other, rarely out of the others sight, good days and bad days, beautiful days and miserable days. But the truth is, it wasn’t really a test, or if it was we passed with flying colors. You know you care about someone if, even after months of hiking, you would still rather just hike with them. When other people would ask us about how hiking with a partner is we would just both smile, knowing that it is one of the most wonderful experiences a couple could ever have. I am so glad for all the steps that we took together and I am looking forward to the next leg of our journey. Happy birthday to my best friend.