Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Another Beachy Day





For Memorial Day we went to our favorite place . . . yep you guessed right . . . the beach. I know I have said this before, but I love it there. The wind, the surf, the smell. It is automatic, the feeling of calm that I have as soon as we arrive. The kids enjoy it too. They play and play in the sand. The boys are taking swim lessons now in hopes that they too can go surfing with Dad. We are waiting until they are good swimmers before we will allow that. For now, they enjoy going out to their waists and letting the waves hit their chests. We have a very strict rule. My Dad imposed it on me when I was a kid. That is - you are never supposed to turn your back on the ocean. The reason is because you never know what kind of wave is coming as well as being prepared for a riptide. I look forward to being able to go surfing with Phillip again one day. I enjoy trying to get up on my board. I say trying, because I am not very good at it yet. It is harder than it looks. I am glad that the Lord gave me a husband that loves the ocean as much as I do. It is such a beautiful, calming and yet invigorating creation. It certainly attests to God's glory in creating it.
I have meant to get these uploaded for a time now. Thanks for letting me share . . . .

5 comments:

Josh and Cindee said...

I used to love the beach until I got stung on my bum by a tiny little jellyfish when I was younger. It was pretty embarrasing when the lifeguard had to spray bleach or something where I got stung. I have a fear for small little creatures now. :) Actually that looks like a lot of fun. We'll have to have a day at the beach. Is there a certain spot you go?

Jenny said...

Yes, that does look like fun, you should tell us how you get there and where the best places to go are. I hope it's not too far with gas prices the way they are... I keep thinking they're going to go back down... sigh.

Miss Stephanie said...

Yippee for Skippy...haha! :) Yeah, I had a blast - thanks again for inviting me!

I am truly blessed said...

Oh..seing those brings back sweet memories. My grandparents used to have a place on the beach at the ocean. Every summer we would get to bring a friend down there for a week or two. It was always so much fun. Our boys now love going to the beach also....I dont think they have ever stayed dry when we have gone.

Tom & Ape said...

Looks like fun. I have always wanted to learn to surf...dunno why I haven't I mean we did live in Hawaii for three years. The beach is also my fave place...after Tommy being in the Navy I can't imagine not living near the ocean..I love it.