May 11, 2009

r is for...




renewal.

Renewal of me.
Yesterday I stepped out onto the beach in the early hours of the morning... while the moon was still high in the sky. I was greeted by a splashing dolphin... a few osprey searching for breakfast... a snowy egret darting into the gulf... and sandpipers racing the tide. I was alone with my thoughts... and took time to breathe in... and out. I listened to the roar of the surf... and enjoyed the passing breeze. Just me... just living. After a bit I plopped down in the sand and chatted with my Mom on the phone... happy to invite her in on my time. We laughed... we loved... our Mother's Day celebration couldn't have been any more than it was in that moment. And then it was just me again... refreshed in the morning... renewed. Whatever else happens this day... it is well with my soul... I am renewed and ready to take on the world.

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11 comments:

Grandma J said...

What beautiful pictures and such a perfect R word.

Cassie said...

Sounds like you had a really good day. Happy belated from me!

Margaret said...

In Mother's Days past, I drove to the beach with my daughter for the day. We didn't make it this year. Thanks for taking me back for a moment.

Jen said...

Moments alone are like this are healthy.
I can't find words for that picture of yours of the sea shell heart.....but I love it.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very sweet. Glad you had a nice day.
How come I never find those hearts at the beach? I must change beaches.

M said...

Ohhhh...I am jealous of youR beach!! What a wondeRful day...and it made foR a gReat R post :)
Happy Monday!

Jessica said...

Hope you had a nice Mothers Day!

By the way, I think this is my first time to your blog, feel free to stop by and say hello at my blog as well! I also will add you to my list of blogs to follow, feel free to do the same at mine!

reliv4life said...

wow - that sounds amazing! so, are you close enough to just walk to the beach - how fabulous!! glad you took some time for you - you deserved it!!

Kay said...

What a sweet post... and a delightful day you had! So pretty in every way. : )

Ben said...

So, could you import part of that beach and surf to inland Ohio for me? (Actually, just the thought of it does some good!)

Shelley said...

These are such lovely photos to look at! The shells shaped in a heart on the beach are amazing!