I spend a lot of time walking these gorgeous beaches, searching for (and finding) peace and clarity.
The gardens around our favorite inn are lovely and I revel in their beauty with gratitude.
It is a quiet week...contemplative and healing.
I did a bit of sketching this week and want to post this ink and watercolor Bird of Paradise blooms in honor of my friends from Paint Party Friday. (Hi, everyone!)
This year's visit is a little different since our youngest is with us. It's been fun showing him some of our favorite haunts. We bought ukuleles (yep...ukuleles...more on that in another post). It's been fun learning something new.
I cherish this time. My boy is growing up and I try hard not to think about how quickly his last few years at home will pass. There is sometimes tension in our relationship as he pulls away and we try to strike a balance between mutual respect and his increasing desire for independence.
I want to prepare my heart for the letting go that is just on the horizon but I know it will take me by surprise anyway.
Like this beautiful shoreline one never knows how life will appear from one day, one instant, to the next. It seems our ability to adjust and appreciate the beauty of the immediate moment determines whether we thrive or merely exist.
Lord, give me the grace to adjust...to celebrate the ebb and flow and find joy in each season of life. Help me see the beauty in it all.
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