My family loves the beach. I mean LOVES the beach! I’m not such a huge fan. At all. Sand everywhere. EVERYWHERE! Walking barefoot. Being outdoors. And did I mention the sand? Ick.
I do love my family though … and thus I tolerate the beach 😉
But today, as I’m wrapping up day 7 of not having seen my husband and son and day 4 of not seeing my daughters, I’m going to admit a shocking truth: I miss the beach!
Say WHAT?! Yes, it’s true. I miss the beach. Me. I do. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t miss the sand (definitely NOT the sand) … or the walking barefoot … or being outdoors. At all.
But I do miss snuggling with my husband on that uncomfortable bed in the rental house, drinking coffee with my mother-in-law in the mornings, rocking on the big ole porch with my sweet littles, playing dice with my family and stealing away some time to myself to read a book. And I even miss getting to the sand and watching them play in the water; chase fish; catch crabs; skim board and search for seashells.
Overall, I’ve realized that I need to be more intentional about the time I devote to my family. Why am I waiting for the next beach trip? That’s just silly. Life is short. Make it a vacation day … just today!