Summer is closing in all too soon! As natives to the west side of Michigan, our family decided to soak up the sunshine and relish the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan before it is all too late! And what a day we had!
My older sister, Corrine, is back from Texas for a visit with her two kids, Brayden and Maelyn. They couldn't get enough of the water.
A quote by Margaret Atwood:
Water does not resist. Water flows.
When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.
Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.
But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.
Water is patient.
Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child.
Remember you are half water.
If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.
I am so thankful for my beautiful family and the memories we share together. I'm learning it's the little things in life, the small, seemingly insignificant experiences we go through, that are truly the most memorable in the end.
I do not know how long I will be able to enjoy such days with my family. Two years from now I could be living on the other side of the world! I will soak up the time with them like one soaks up the sun! Memories will last a lifetime. An abundant means of support, love, and connection lie within the family.
Until next time,