We are back from our trip to the beach, and there are so many feelings. Good and bad.
I love that we got to go to the beach. The beach holds so many memories for me, and I just feel at peace there. In addition, I believe that old adage that salt water is the cure for everything. Being by the ocean and seeing how grand it is always puts things in perspective for me. It helps me see God more clearly.
But also, this trip was hard, y’all. I knew it wouldn’t be a total vacation, a break from everything we normally do. I’m a stay-at-home mom – work is 24/7, and it goes with me pretty much wherever I am. But I still had this dream image in my head of how relaxing it would be, for some reason – and it was not that. In some ways, it was more work than usual – preparing and packing for the beach, making sure Theo stayed clear of waves that would knock him over. Being in a new location and figuring out how to baby and toddler proof.
We also went with friends, which is always fun. But as an introvert, it takes a toll on me living with people who are not my family. It can feel draining to be around so many people – it feels like I have to be a certain way all the time. There were times I couldn’t quite handle it, but luckily my hubby helped me get time to myself.
Anyway, all in all, it was a great trip, and I’m so grateful we got to go. It’s amazing to get so much time all together as a family. We found a spot in Outer Banks that we want to visit again. We enjoyed getting to go with our friends and build memories with them. And again, I love being in the sun and sand, by the sea.
Here are some memories from the trip:
PC: My friend Kazia W