Just Beachy

I sat with the sand between my toes last week, watching my kids tumble in a pile across the beach on a lazy vacation day.  It was the first time in years that I can remember being able to read my own book while they played amongst themselves, happily.  My eyes wandered a lot, to them, and their growing, tumbling, sand-covered bodies, fearlessly conquering the waves of the Atlantic. 

Headfirst dives, grinning as they emerged dripping with sea water, seaweed and sand.  I joined them often through the day, holding hands and jumping the waves in the pounding surf, rough from the storm headed toward us.  What a gift we have, this ability to mark time, and sear it into our memories, of those ages, and stages of our little ones lives. 

What a gift to be in the sunshine with our beautiful blessings.  I pray, little mama, that you have abundant times of playing with your little ones this summer before the season changes.  I believe I’ll be able to read my books a lot more often, but I realize, that my play time with them is short, and my time for me will be stretched out before me like that beach, one day, with not a little one in sight to watch over.  Be grateful, mamas.  Enjoy!


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2 comments to Just Beachy

  • Joy,

    I just love everything you write! Thank you so much for you heartfelt contributions. Even though I am not a “Mama”, I still benefit from your wisdom and insight!

    Keep them coming!

  • Aunt Dot

    Thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through your eyes…I look forward to my own granddaughter romping on the beach with all of her cousins…hopefully in the near future!!!

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