Another storm had been brewing and we were running errands as a family, as we often do, throughout the weekend. We’d noticed the beauty off the seawall, but we hadn’t taken the time to enjoy it. There was grocery shopping, and other errands that needed to be attended to. The house is still in disarray and we had to attend to that. But then, by Saturday night, we just said BUMP THAT. We needed to enjoy the scenery that nature, and it’s forces, has given us. So we headed to the beach.
The waves were huge, which is atypical for the gulf. We stood and watched with amazement.
I watched in awe as my babies reveled in this glorious moment. I saw the beauty that I created enjoying the beauty that nature creates.
And I sat and watched as my family played and enjoyed nature’s glory. I don’t do this enough and this moment, and the many others I was able to capture, are what life is all about. I forget this too often.
I watched my beautiful son being splashed by waves and doing what he loves most. He’s a sea lover. I need to take him to his favorite place more often. His beauty shines here.
And I stood and watched my loving husband as the sun set over his head. I don’t watch him enough. This night, I finally realized, I just don’t spend enough time doing the things I love, or watching the things I love, enough. This night, I vowed to make a change.
Watch out world. My family is beautiful, and so is this amazing life. You’re going to get sick of me because I’m ready to enjoy…and share! Stay tuned…
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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