So this is what I did for the last few weeks of Summer. (I know technically it is still summer but I'm a teacher so once Sept 1 comes along, Summer is long gone in my mind.)
We escaped to our house by the ocean.
Ate at our favorite restaurants. Alot!
Below Tisha's Lobster Risotto is divine!
The Black Duck
And our newest favorite Peter Shields
Bought a beautiful painting.
Finished my book. Wonderful!
And today I said goodbye to my beloved beach.
The beach has always been the place where I have felt truly free. Where I have been surrounded by proof of God's existance and of his power and majesty. It is where I have created characters, fallen in love, been kissed, had dreams, many naps, eaten the best watermelon, shared secrets, told some of mine, prayed, made many sand mermaids, left my footprints, watched my children grow up, and now I sit with my husband alone looking out wondering "what will come next."
So with great sadness I do what I always do on my last visit to the beach.
I dip my toes, face the ocean, take a deep breath and close my eyes and listen to the soothing sounds. I exhale and send my love to the vastness of the ocean before me feeling humbled by it's power and I whisper "I will miss you."