May 25, 2011
Guess who's back? Did ya miss me? I've certainly missed blogging. It has come to be very theraputic. When you get all the thoughts and words OUT of your head, they seem to find perspective and serve as a means of accountabiity.
Something else that can be theraputic is an ocean breeze blowing over your body while your feet are buried in the sand and everyone around you smells delicious with suntan lotion! There's something relaxing about watching your big kids body surfing, the hunter fishing in the ocean for a new species of marine life never before discovered, and the baby swimming in a pool dug out in the sand just close enough to the sea to fill with water as the highest waves lap the shore. And as much as I hate the sand sticking to my hands, I kind of don't mind it so much when I see how happy it makes my kids.
There were times when my kids fought with each other. Yes, they still had their battles of disrespect and intolerance between them. There were times when they got frustrated and selfish. But, what I will remember long from now, and hopefully they will too, are moments like this...
"You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations. Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy." Psalm 65:7-8