On family – at the beach

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On Saturday we had planned to get up early and walk down to the beach to get some pretty pictures in the morning light. But naturally we missed our chance due to comfy beds, weekend breakfast, and getting out the door and the ups and downs it entails. Eventually we ended up going just before noon. It was nevertheless a beautiful sunny fall day and was totally worth the 5km’s worth of overall body pain it cost me.

Despite the struggles I often have staying up-to-date on the blog I am so incredibly thankful for the memories I manage to catch and record along the way. It takes a lot of time and effort to haul the camera around, snap the crazy amounts of pictures required to catch a few decent ones, and then carefully editing them one by one. But looking through this little finished handful of pictures of a simple walk to the beach with the family just gets me.

I’m so grateful for these two (three) people who are stuck with me for life. They find it in them to make me smile even when I have my moments of being a less than adequate mother and wife to them. They say nice things to me before I feel deserving of them. Like, they actually love me.

Not to mention my dear parents and siblings who have dealt with me for so much longer!

I have come to appreciate family so much. I think it has been easier for me to see the beauty in it since I gained the responsibility of being the head of my own family. There is so much wisdom behind this way of life. We all need someone to love us unconditionally and isn’t it neat that simply by nature we are born into a family to be embraced by people who have those feelings for us from the beginning?

The power of feeling this appreciated by someone makes me feel like I can do anything. No amount of hugs and kisses can ever repay that!

 

Now why don’t you go and give that family member who needs one a big hug!
And sleep tight!

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