For me, the most peaceful, blissful place to be is at the seashore.
Something about white sand & crystal blue water that is so spiritually cleansing to me.
The wonder of the ocean
the salty breeze
the sun rise over the water
how could anyone doubt the Creator?
The waves know exactly where to stop.
Each grain of sand, the Lord knows it all.
One of my favorite visits is a beach called Carillon. I know I have mentioned this place before. Each time we go , it seems as if we are the only family there. My few moments of solitude in the grand open seaside. The sky is so bright & glorious, the taste of the salt water on my lips. I could sit there all day~actually my girls would say I do just that.
I have spent the last couple of days thinking about many things. The frailty of life. How it can just slip away at the blink of an eye. How illness & crisis are always such an inconvenience. We are never granted more than this day, but many times we just blitz through life believing just the opposite. We think we will have "forever" with our loved ones. And yet sometimes forever is stopped in the blink of an eye. I am far from trying to be a downer. I just never want to take a single day for granted. I want my girls to grow up with thankful hearts & spirits of gratitude for even the simplest of days.
After I lost my first husband, I swore I would never think "forever" was just something to be taken for granted. To live each day & appreciate all the blessings I have been given. To never complain of boredom....did you ever realize ( if you have had the unfortunate opportunity) to sit beside a sick one, you would trade anything for just a normal day. Yet so many times, normal days come & go without appreciation.
Well, enough on the soap box.
Thank each of you for your kind words here on the blog & for those who have sent me private emails after the loss of my friend. Such a bond of sisterhood out there in cyberspace.