Sunday, August 12, 2012
This is our life in a nutshell right now...Transition! I don't know about you but it isn't easy for me to transition, especially as I get older.
Changing from one state to another takes a lot of physical and mental effort...It can be nothing short of exhausting. I took a picture of this lovely word that was featured in our family guidebook for my son's new college. I'm reflecting on it as we prepare to start back to our home school routine on Wednesday and our college boy leaves 1 week from tomorrow...the countdown is on!
With that being said, transition does have a way of being a good thing. It definitely heightens the grateful sensors to assist in treasuring the present moments more than ever before. In our case, a final family outing helped to herald in our particular transition. We savored a fun day at the beach this past week and enjoyed each moment as time stood still just for a little while...
A day of surf and sand has a way of easing that sharp turn around the bend!
Can you see the little sea lion swimming in the background? (Below) He/she was so cute:) And we saw dolphins too!
Something about the sea brings peace to the soul.
I believe we all felt it.
Though no words were spoken.
Somehow the many blessings of this day has prepared me to dig in and face the transition ahead. I will be remembering and cherishing this image in my mind...
As we closed out the day with a beautiful ocean sunset and dinner in the company of cherished friends, we headed home with strengthened spirits.
I might be ducking under the wave right about now...
But when I rise up to scrape the sand from my face and wipe the salty tears from my eyes, I will surely see beyond the rough tide into a sea of hope.
(Underwater Christ statue, near Malta)