Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beach Blessings

Serving in Costa Rica for almost three years, we have yet to enjoy the beach as a family, until now. Our hearts were longing for a time of refreshment and you gave us a present wrapped in your creation, drenching us in your love and beauty. A wonder filled with tide pools, waves, sand castles, and kayak expeditions.

We fell asleep to the sound of gentle waves. We awoke to the fresh scent of a new day. Hammocks to lounge in, tide pools to explore, sand castles to build and time to linger in Your presence. You poured your peace and love into our family. Tears of thankfulness slipped from my eyes as we left. You promised I would take the peace and the rest with me. I have. Your best gifts we carry in our hearts as reality, not just as memory.


The Pastoor Family said...

All I can say is "Absolutely Beautiful"!! Oh how I would like to be walking on that beach right now!!! You have a great start to your blogging adventure, I am going to add you to the blog list on my blog so I can keep my eye on you ;).....

Unknown said...

Sarah Dawn - the photos are magical!

The joy truly comes alive! I truly enjoyed the slideshow too.

Wow! What a journey you have been on. It is so nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting with me!

If you don't mind me asking what caused you to be so sick last year? Praising God with you that you are now healed :)


Kimmie said...

What a beautiful beach and what a time of refreshing that must have been. Wish we could have walked along the shore together, what a powerful place for a prayer walk.

mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

{darlene} said...

beautiful... especially reality, not memory.
That beach is made of the stuff of heaven!