Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Beach

I love the beach. I love the sand and the water and the sun. I love walking the beach. I like the exercise and I like the things that I think about as I walk in the sand.

Nothing makes me appreciate God's creation quite like being on a beach. The waves are so powerful and the scene is so beautiful, how could you deny that there is a Creator standing in the midst of such an awesome place? It reminds me of how small I really am in the scheme of things. I have been guilty of thinking that I'm pretty important in the past. And sometimes, I was pretty certain that the world may even have revolved around me. But at the ocean, I am reminded of how small and powerless I am. With 1 wave, I could be taken under by the strength of the current and my tiny existence would be long gone. It really puts into perspective how fragile life is and how grateful I am to be healthy and living this life. 

Creatures like this prove that God has a sense of humor. I really, really dislike jellyfish. And slugs. They suck.

And what the heck is this? Seriously, If anyone knows, please tell me.

Walking by the ocean makes me thankful. Thankful for my life and for the ability to enjoy God's creation. It clears my mind and brings me back to the things that are important.

I love my husband and baby. I love making memories and beginning family traditions with them. I love sharing the beach with my family. They are what I am most thankful for.

Even when someone is grumpy. For the entire trip.
We go home tomorrow. No more beach walks. No more lying in the sand with my husband and crying baby. No more tangled there's-no-way-a-brush-is-going-through-this hair. But we had a blast.

JD asked me if I was a beach person or a city person. I think I am ultimately a city person. I like the hustle and bustle of life in a city. The beach is a place that I love to visit and recharge my batteries. A place to remember that life is a gift and that God the Creator is powerful. And has a great sense of humor.

FYI, this is not a sea creature. But it is proof that God has the ultimate sense of humor. I love Him.