Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I still feel small when I stand beside the ocean...and I know that will never change



When I was a little girl my grandparents took me to the California coast with my siblings for a week. We stayed in a beach house where we would get up early when the tide was low to search for the best shells and hope to find a real message in a bottle. I fell in love with the ocean during that week and I became obsessed with whales and anything marine. I don't know if it's just been lack of time but I have not been to the coast in a year (actually since hood to coast last year, which is not a real relaxing visit). But really to visit the beach and just "BE" it has been years....
One of my best girlfriends lives on the Oregon coast part time and I have not been able to get out to see her place, that is until yesterday. Why did it take me soooo long?
We all had a blast, but most of all the dogs. And you know a tired dog is a good dog. They ran up and down the beach with big doggy grins for two days.





Sand covered and exhausted I brought them back home, and I came back with a little more perspective as to all I have been NOT doing and NOT feeling. I love the ocean and the vastness of it. The sound of the waves on the beach and the smell of the ocean air. And I could literally "feel" how not in charge I am, how there is a reason for all of this that I can not see right now. Which is very comforting and helped me to relax, I think a big part of me healed right there on the beach somewhere between a tennis ball throw and a "drop it!" command to my little clam digger Ruby Tuesday.
So maybe I need to find myself a little beach cottage.....my girlfriend has the right idea :) The dogs already voted yes on this idea....and really lately their opinion is the only one that counts:)

7 comments:

  1. Hi Lindsey,

    I have been a big fan of your mother's blog for almost a year now. Today I was catching up on my reading of blogs and saw her blog about you from a few days ago. I am so so sorry to read about your D...I too have been through a divorce so I think I know the extreme pain and shock you are facing. :( When I read this post a few minutes ago, I had to tell you that I too had quite a beach experience shortly after my life spun out of control. There is just something soothing and peaceful about the beach that nothing else can compare too! I pray that you will be able to have more visits to the beach....it helps to put things back into perspective, I guess. It is so big and beautiful that it helps to think that this that you are going through will soon pass.

    My prayers are with you as God is an awesome healer!

    Carolyn

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  2. Sweet post cutie pie. :) Have a great rest of the week. :)

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  3. oh yes, you should definitely follow your heart...and the doggies opinions too :)

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  4. Glad that you had a getaway to spend some time with a friend and to get a new perspective on life!

    PS. could you make your font a little larger for us old folks?
    Thanks!

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  5. Oh how wonderful. You've rekindled your love of the ocean. It has the healing power that you needed. I agree you need a little cottage there so I can visit and once again walk on the beach and feel the early morning mist, talk with the fishermen, and look for the best sea shells. That fresh sea air is soooooooo wonderful.

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  6. Hi Lindsey.
    I am also a follower of your mother's blog. I am sorry for the pain life has given you in the past few months. They say time heals all wounds. Your's too will be healed.

    The beach, the sea, and sunshine does wonders for the soul and body. Follow your heart.

    Wishing you a wonderful week.

    Sharon

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  7. The calming sea.....glad you found some peace there.

    The Other Tracey

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