Today has been a day of realizing vacation is coming to an end and we will have to go back to the real world soon.
I have not wanted to be in that reality show lately.
Sometimes my life feels like a reality show.
Knowing tomorrow was coming has sort of made my heart heavy.
I liked my pretend world this week.
We walked on the shore and I just prayed about things heavy on my heart.
We were on one last quest for shells and treasures.
In our stay here at the beach I have wanted so badly to find a sand dollar.
I never have found a sand dollar on the beach.
I grew up on the beach.
All my friends have found them.
Their children’s children….
I have NEVER.
I have asked my boy, who has found all kinds of treasures, to find me one…..
And as we walked, with my heavy heart…..
As the surf would recede, I would hasten to a spot in the water that looked as if it held a sand dollar for me.
And I was met with dissapointment………
Wave after wave……
I carried my camera with me on every one of our walks in hope that someone would find “THE elusive sand dollar”.
My elusive sand dollar……
On my last run to a spot with “hopes” of a sand dollar….I finally gave up on my quest.
My heart was heavy…….
Burdens of tomorrow were starting to take shape…….
And I let my discouragement “eek” itself into those around me.
My boy and I were walking back towards our chairs and Romeo had went ahead with my camera to the house.
Challenger saw what appeared to be a starfish, in the water, and hurried to the wet sand.
It wasn’t a starfish.
Ten feet away……
The water pulled back…….
And he leaned over and picked up what was laying in the wet surf and waved his find in the air.
And I didn’t have my camera.
And I couldn’t hear him.
And running to him only made me think of how big my thighs were in my bathing suit.
It was a sand dollar!
My first comment was…..
“Did you fake it and drop it out of your pocket?”
Sweet, aren’t I?
His reply was ….. “Mom, I don’t have any pockets.” (Mr. Literal)
Then he said….”That is so cool! You have your sand dollar and you wanted ME to be the one to find it”…….
And I heard the whisper for tomorrow.
“Stop trying to fix it on your own.”
“Have you forgotten who I am?”
“You and your tomorrows are in MY hand.”
I am ready for tomorrow.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” JN 16:33