A walk in the sand, walk?

Today has been a day of fun in the sun with my grandson (did I say fun?). I had forgotten how hard it was to walk in sugary white sand that you sink into up to your ankles while trying to keep your rubber flip-flops from suctioning down into the depths. I kept losing my balance, looking inebriated, trying to get to the harder sand at the edge of the water where I promptly got a wet bottom making it look as if I didn’t make it to the bathroom on time while hanging onto Gabriel’s arm. I made a little video and commented that I thought that he and I looked like the Odd couple with me as an old cougar with this young man (man? He’s fifteen).

I was again reminded of Psalm 8, which I mentioned one other night this week, “I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?”

We walked out on the City Pier, which goes out into the ocean fifteen hundred feet and gives you a wonderful view of great schools of fish, a dolphin happily playing and helping himself to some of the fish in the school, a big, pink jellyfish, and a sea turtle. The sky was glorious and looking over my shoulder I could see the shadow of the moon, which is now shining brightly in the night sky along with the stars David described as jewelry. I stood at the end of that pier and thanked God for ever taking the time to hear me and answer my prayers. When I pray I always feel a little foolish knowing the enormity of problems of others, but then I remember that the Bible tells us that He knows when a sparrow falls from its nest and knows the number of hair on my head, which changes daily, so I know that He is concerned with each of us as individuals no matter how serious our neighbor’s problems are, that makes me feel a little bit special!

So I am going to bed now with the blinds open so I can see the moon and listen to the rhythm of the ocean as it rolls upon the sand I so unsuccessfully walked in today, so goodnight moon, goodnight sand and goodnight ya’ll!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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