Life in Mascara: End of Summer Beach Trip

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

End of Summer Beach Trip

This weekend I took a quick little getaway with my girlfriends to North Padre Island. The drive is a straight shot into the city then a very long slightly scary bridge into the island. Over the course of the weekend I ate my weight in chips, gummy candy, and Slim Jims.

There is something about the ocean that is so relaxing to me. I love the water. I am not afraid to swim out. I am more creeped out by the random school of fish that rubs up against me through a crashing wave (its the slimy feeling actually). Just looking out over the horizon, seeing the sky blur into the water, the sleepy feeling you get from the sun blazing down on you I can't help but feeling God's power through it all. The constant question that runs through my mind is "How can you see all of this and not believe God is real?".

I had nothing on my mind just laying there, finally enjoying a moment of peace after a hectic work week and the dark cloud of my past that resurfaced. I enjoyed listening to the constant chatter of my girlfriends who are textbook twins in that you never know where one ends and the other begins. They are nice girls, driven, passionate, and I love them that much for it. I had the comfort of knowing my family was at home with a fun weekend planned and I didn't have to worry that my husband would be upset at my having left or because he had to fare with the dogs and the boys alone. Not at all. He does not depend on me to live. He depends on me to be. 

I drove away wishing I had a few more hours of beach time left, of girl time, of zero responsibility. But I also longed to get home to my family, to planning our next girls adventure, to continue to grow this blog. I am thankful for the life I have, for the love and support of my family and friends, and for having finally reached the clarity I needed to enjoy the sacrament of the ordinary. 

Much love and blessings your way! 

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