Tuesday, May 16, 2017

beach dreaming

Lucy and I were at the condo pool Friday evening last.
This shrimp boat was anchored just steps from the beach.
 I'm always looking for the perfect picture
so I took this shot.....
so much going on here.
The days work over, the shrimpers were hauling in their nets.
The sea birds were hovering, looking for scraps.
The dolphins were playing close by.
I am never disappointed at Tybee Island.
So much happening...so much to see and hear.

Someone asked me today....
What would you like to do with the rest of your life?
My answer?
The beach.... I want to live so close to the ocean
that I can see it, smell it, hear it.....
every day and night and day.
Somewhere where it is never too cold,
somewhere that I can walk on the sand daily
and take a dip in the salty water,
riding some waves
and floating to my hearts content,

I want a really comfortable chair 
down close to where the waves break.
Lots and lots of really good books to read.
A small beach town 
where nothing I need is more than a few miles away.
A grocery 
with lots of fresh veggies and fruit reachable on my bike.
A porch where I can watch the sun rise and drink some coffee.
Comfy shorts and a drawer full of 100% cotton white J Crew T-shirts.
No shoes, but tiny little Crocs with barely there straps.
Some very simple swim suits 
and the best sunscreen money can buy.
I would have my quirky long skirts and funky tops
for those rare times when I go out on the town.

I would praise and worship God every single day,
all day long and into the night.
I would read His word.
I would tell everyone I meet about our Savior
 and what He has done for all of us.

I would hope to find a little church 
nestled in the sand dunes 
with views of the ocean 
with a preacher man that would preach the truth boldly 
in a way I can understand.
That church would be a place where I could serve others.

And when I come to die,
I know it will be a joyous time,
because all of the pain and suffering will be over
and I will be escorted by my angels into the presence of my Lord
to worship and praise Him and enjoy Him forever!

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