Ryan surprised me with a day off from work to drive us down to the coast for our first beach trip of the year. We were there for maybe 5 hours or so, and I realized that the three older kids are the absolute perfect age to enjoy the beach. Beth and Luke spent most of the time in the water, fighting the waves, while Jack was content to play on the beach in the shallow waves. Caeli dipped her toes in the sand and water and took a couple of naps in my arms while I read my book. The seaweed was awful but the kids didn't care!
I'm restless. Aching for God. I'm getting better at sitting still for awhile, but my mind is constantly moving, seeking God's will, and yearning for completeness in Him. I succeed and fail every day, but in His infinite goodness He still loves me. And He loves you too! Only in Him will we find our peace.