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.

Their children’s children….

I have NEVER.

I have asked my boy, who has found all kinds of treasures, to find me one…..

He didn’t.

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 worrying.”

“Stop trying to fix it on your own.”

“Have you forgotten who I am?”

You and your tomorrows are in MY hand.”

And I was reminded.

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

0 thoughts on “Tomorrow….

  • April 30, 2011 at 1:48 am

    That was beautiful and I thank you for sharing.!!

  • April 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Well, sweetie…this post just blew me away!

  • April 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Good lesson, thank you for sharing !
    Take care, VBg

  • May 1, 2011 at 12:44 am

    I love this post Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 1, 2011 at 7:21 am

    This post made me teary! Thank you for sharing!

  • May 2, 2011 at 2:05 am

    How sweet-so glad it happened like it did. I hope you have had a wonderful trip…the beach is my favorite place to be…well, besides home, that is. So good to recharge and slow down!

  • May 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    You made me cry this morning. Nice job Rebecca! 😉 It’s a good thing I don’t have to see any families today, they might be scared at my “Alice Cooper look” (you know…the mascara smudged from my undereyes to cheek bones!). He is in control (God, not Alice Cooper ;), He has a plan, He has it all worked out. We really have the easiest job to do – just to trust and have faith…too darn bad it’s also the most difficult for us to do.


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