Monday, September 28, 2009

moonlight, roses, and sappiness

During the planning of this ministry trip, we were offered a 3 day vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC. It was an amazing offer, both in the generosity of the offerers, and in the providence of God giving us a vacation we asked for in secret...

We arrived at our beachfront hotel this afternoon, and after we got settled, we got some Mexican food and then hit Walmart, for a few groceries. By the time we got out of there, it was dark outside. Everybody had been really excited about seeing the beach, and so we walked down there in the dark, although it's pretty lit from the hotel, and the moon of course.

This is a whole new thing, doing something with just the 5 of us. We were pretty much the only people out there. We stood there watching the waves come in. Later, we found some roses that someone had left on the shore, and Toby wanted to bring one home.

As we were walking back to the resort, Toby was really lagging behind and I was waiting for him. There was this... flash of a moment when I saw him, with his little Crocs on the wrong feet and his guitar shirt, holding a rose and brushing the sand with his free hand. Just a flash of gratefulness that hurt... for my miracle babies and the beauty of living the life that we live together. I am so, so grateful.

Tomorrow, I am going to soak up the moments... and post some pictures.


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