Friday, July 3, 2009

Excited Like a Child - What I Learned This Week

I learned that it doesn't matter how many times I come to a beach, that I still get excited like a child at the first glimpse of the ocean.

As we drive closer to our destination, I start to sense the air change. The smell is salty and then...I see it - through the houses, the never-ending vast ocean.

And almost immediately, like waves that wash away footprints in the sand, I am washed over with peace. It is the place I feel closest to God. It reminds me that life goes on and there is something much bigger than myself.

For More What I Learned this Week head over to Musings of Housewife.
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Anita said...

Janel, I could have written this post. There has never been a time when I didn't arrive at the beach and breathe in the salty sea air and just feel some relief and relaxation come over me. I can't explain it, I just love it. I also feel closer to God at the beach, or in nature, but I'm not really an outdoorsy girl, so the beach is as close as I get..LOL. I feel God's wonder at the beach.
Enjoy your last beach day!

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Kristin said...

Beautiful. So glad you had a peaceful time!

EE said...

Where did you go? It looks like we might have been pretty close to you all at one point.
We were at Myrtle Beach and then took a day trip to Wilmington, NC.

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