For the last several weeks she's been hearing her siblings excitedly talk about "the beach." She had no idea what they were talking about but she could tell from their excitement that it must be something good. Caught up in their enthusiasm, she began to echo their questioning. "Mommy, we go beach 'day?"
Day after day.
Today the answer finally was, "Yes!"
After dinner, still with no idea what she was headed for, she ran with her siblings toward this thing called "beach."
|when asked what the beach was, she'd get a wry little grin, shrug her shoulders and almost whisper, "I don't know!"|
And then it became clear this was indeed the first time she ever saw the ocean.
She was truly stunned for a moment and stood, frozen in place, taking in the enormity of the sea.
Then she noticed that three of her siblings had run down before her...
...and not one to be left out, she headed down to the water's edge, hand in hand with best buddy.
The water may have been rough today from the storms that passed through this afternoon.
And it is waaayyy too cold to swim this trip.
But these moments, experiencing a first marvel at part of God's amazing creation, these are the moments I will treasure in my heart for years to come...