My spirit feels at ease. On an unexpected and deeply treasured 70 degree January morning, Canaan and I found ourselves at the ocean. We started at the park, which she calls the "wheeee!". The sun warm on my cheeks, the air still and quiet, it was time to go check on our ocean.
November and December can pass on by without much longing for the beach. I guess all the Christmas lights and dreams are enough to suffice, but January, oh long cold January; you make me ready for summer.
The past few weeks I have mentioned to Stephen that it was time to go to the beach, but the bitter biting wind made it impossible with the wee one. Oh today! Oh glorious today! You were exactly what we were waiting for.
The shells and sand were welcomed into her curious fingers like old friends. Towards the end of our visit, an older woman and her dog walked by. She asked if we lived here year round. I replied, "Yes. Yes, we do." She smiled and said, "Oh how fortunate! I am only here for a visit but how I am ready to live here." Canaan and I said a few more pleasantries and made our way back towards the car.
And the whole time I was thinking, yes we live here. Here at the edge of the world. Here where we can see our ocean any old morning on the way home from the park. Here with an husband who loves us. Here with a child who loves it all.
Tell me about your today. I imagine it is different than mine and I'd so love to hear.