There are times in life when our bodies and spirits call us to “pump the brakes”, to slow down a little. However, if you are anything like me, you can’t come to a stop. Recently, after a busy morning running errands with my family in Myrtle Beach, I took heed to my feelings about relaxation and reconnection. We decided to recharge our batteries by digging our hands and toes in the sand.
Today was one of those beautiful warmer days and provided the perfect setting for our beach day.
If you have small children and don’t know the wonders of the beach, I hope you can enjoy it vicariously in these next moments and I strongly suggest planning a trip to the coast!
Nolan and Harper had a blast at the beach!
Nolan (in his own words) “ran, ran, ran soooooooooooo fast!” while Harper explored the textures of the sand and seashells.
They both enjoyed the seagulls and Nolan had to make sure he fed them bread “because they hungry mommy!”
Harper kept us smiling as she crawled as fast as she could to try to catch the birds as they continued just out of her reach.
Watching my children exert all of their pent-up energy allowed me to see that they truly needed this outlet for action. A break from being couped up inside, away from the cold weather was just what my family needed.
The ocean had an effect on each of us that day. To know the power of God as we approached the sand. To feel the wind on our faces and hear the waves crashing down reminded us how small we are in God’s vast world!
The time we spent there made all of the work emails, toddler meltdowns and dirty dishes in the sink disappear. We all shared the same peace in our hearts.
This made me realize that if God can create all of this beauty in one day I can’t wait to see what He can do in a life time. I felt the desire to share with you guys an urging to take time out of your busy lives to be present in the moment, to unwind and feel your surroundings with your whole being.
Realizing that a random trip in the middle of the week to the beach isn’t realistic for most people, my advice is to find a place that calms your heart and take some time to disconnect from your troubles. There is beauty all around you, and finding it will humble you greatly.