The other day, in all of our reminiscing about our young adult years, Justin observed that his most important decisions or opportunities came when he was where he was supposed to be. That happened for us yesterday. There is a child we are particularly worried about and have been praying to know how to reach her. As we sat in church yesterday, one of the speakers seemed to speak right into my soul, telling me exactly what path we needed to take with this precious daughter.
As an added bonus, we got to meet the family of one of our sons mission companions! They live near our condo and it was so fun to make that acquaintance.
The rest of the day was spent reading, eating (lots of local fruit) and laying on the beach. We even built a huge sand model of ancient Jerusalem and spotted more whales.
We carry heavy loads in our normal day to day responsibilities and this week, for the most part, we have been able to put them down. As we sat on the soft, warm sand watching the sunset and listening to the waves crash along the shore, Justin said, "I don't think I have ever been this relaxed."
Moments later, a rogue wave caught us by surprise. It covered me completely and all I could think was, "Save the book!" It did get wet and will be forever wrinkled, but survived for the most part. As to myself, I had sand in my nose, ears, belly button and otherwise completely filling my bathing suit. I am convinced I will never get all of the sand out of my hair!
Another perfect day.