yesterday we ditched nap time.
i gave the kids 5 minutes to get on shorts and flip flops and pick three toys each, to bring with us down to the pier.
i threw some juice boxes and granola bars in my bag,
and then we drove here....
and basked in the 78 degree weather and the waves.
for some reason, all afternoon, i had a certain song in my head.
do you remember that Crystal Lewis song? (from soooo long ago , i know!)
Beauty for Ashes.
I sometimes feel like God sends me little tastes of his beauty to comfort me after a time period of dealing with my grief.
this afternoon was incredibly beautiful and bathed in a golden sunshine that was out of character in January....
could it have been sent for me?
"When sorrow seems to surround you,
when suffering seems heavy on your head,
know that tomorrow brings wholeness and healing.
(i know, i know, these aren't oaks...they're palms...but they were my view from the back of the pathfinder AFTER i had buckled all three "oaks" into their seat belts and had 30 seconds of looking around before i hopped in and drove home for bath time...)