This weekend we escaped the island and went to a friend’s resort just a short plane ride away. It is a small, remote resort nestled beside the Caribbean ocean. It’s quiet, serene, and just heavenly here! It’s the type of place that invites you to relax and reflect.
As I’m writing this I’m sitting on the porch of our bungalow watching the sunrise over Caribbean Sea just steps in front of me, while Baby Girl sleeps peacefully inside. (I’m watching over her with arguably one of the best pieces of technology even invented- the video baby monitor!)
The smell of salt fills the air, the sun is shining, the warm breeze softly grazes my cheek, and the sound of the palm trees rustling as the breeze blows through mixes with the roar of the waves as they crash into the sand in front of me. Pure bliss!
I don’t know about you, but the sound of the waves always sends me into a state of complete and utter relaxation. It’s like a massage, without the hefty price tag. (We unfortunately don’t have much in the way of waves on our island due to a barrier reef close to shore.)
This trip, though only half way through, has been such a great weekend getaway and has given me time to slow down, relax, and reflect. We’ve spent most of the time so far hanging out by the beach and playing in the pool.
As I lounged by the pool yesterday breathing in the ocean air and watching MJ play with Baby Girl in the water, it suddenly hit me with an almost overwhelming force how incredibly blessed I am. The intensity almost moved me to tears.
I know I am blessed, and I thank God each and every day for the blessings that have been given to me; my amazing family (MJ and Baby Girl, my parents, my sisters, extended family, and MJ’s family), good health, the ability to be a stay at home mom and still pursue my passions, for a comfortable and beautiful home, to live in a place with such beauty, and so much more.
But days like today, it hits me out of nowhere and I feel as if there couldn’t possibly be anyone luckier than me on this round planet we call earth. At the same time, it’s incredibly humbling because I know I did not do anything to deserve such abundant blessings.
So I’ll humbly accept these blessings, knowing that they are a gift for which I’ll never be able to repay, and be immensely grateful for this joyful season of life.
I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend filled with blessings of every kind!
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