We are enjoying a delightful family vacation.
We needed a time of togetherness. We desperately needed a time devoted to family and fun. We are getting just that.
While we've been here, I have had some thoughts. Not many since it is vacation, but a few that I would like to share with you.
1. When I gaze at the horizon from the shore, I feel like I somehow meet God's eyes.
2. How in the world does all of this water, sand, people, etc. stay on a sphere? I know the answer is gravity, but allow your mind to wander away from the laws of Newton and all of those other really smart folks and seriously ponder it. No wonder our skin gets stretched out.
3. Boys need their daddy. Period. It makes them into men. I am extremely thankful for the husband Ben is to me and the daddy he is to our boys.
4. Mommas are good at herding. I have found that I have consulted Ben numerous times during this trip as to what normal is in a pack of boys. My new official title for myself is Boy Herder-you don't ask them to "come here," when you have multiple boys, you herd. There is simply no other way to put it.
5. The ocean forces me to think about my book. It helps me sort out ideas and the rhythm allows for lines to come.
6. I have found that pivotal surrenderings take place for me while the smallness of myself is mesmerized by the vastness of the sea.
7. I am reminded by God to fear not.
8. It is a gift from God to rest, not to hurry, and to just be...I hope that even if you are not at the ocean right now, you will this day, this minute allow yourself to rest, to just be and to fear not. We are somehow suspended on this little sphere orbiting in space with water that doesn't splash off. Trust me, He has it all under control, whatever it is.