June 08, 2010

realizing a gift

My toes are itching to be covered in sand... my feet are longing be lapped with waves... and the shoreline won't be in sight for at least three days. I had intended to carve out a bit of time to play at the beach this weekend but it just never happened. It wasn't even one of those weekends... when every hour has its own agenda. No... it was a weekend with very little planned, very little running. But packing up the sunscreen and a few towels never seemed pressing enough.
Sunday, after cooking and serving up beignets at church (for a fundraiser), the four of us settled in and took some time to... rest. Knowing that there was no place we needed to run off to and that the house was clean (enough), I allowed myself to just be. Mindless TV, cool air, my legs resting over top his, and the sunshine glinting in through the window... brought contentment. It wasn't where I thought I would be... wasting away a beautiful Sunday afternoon... but perhaps, it was where I needed to be. And, time with them... is never wasted.

Celebrating the gift of contentment on a Tuesday... and the hope of a beach day in the near future.
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11 comments:

Richella said...

Oh, Dawn, this post is a great example of why I love coming here. For a beautifully written, wonderful little slice of Dawn, of real life and real love. Thank you!

Grandma J said...

We usually end up where He wants us to be. Your upcoming, well deserved day at the beach will be glorious. I miss the ocean so much!

togetherforgood said...

I agree with Richella. This is such a sweet, beautiful place to visit. Your love for your family just shines.

Phyllis said...

Contentment. Sigh. I love it.
-Phyllis

Amy said...

Love it. . ."Time with them is never wasted." So true and we have to remind ourselves of it often. We will never regret those days.

Shelley said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! And I hope you get your beach time soon!!

Corinne said...

That sounds just as good if not better than getting all sandy :)

Jennifer said...

Sometimes those day of allowing yourself to just BE are the best and most needed days! Time with family is never wasted. Sounds like you had a wonderful day to me! :)

Kelli said...

Couldn't agree more!!!

jenn said...

Wow--beautiful Iris near the beach?? A pure slice of heaven!

Glad you got to spend time with them, no matter where you were!

imoomie said...

Sounds like heaven on earth...