Monday, August 22, 2011

1000 Gifts: Cape May

Cape May, New Jersey... my mama's old stompin' grounds... a very favorite beach...
and five days together.

Adding to my journal, I count His gifts...
and give thanks for the many, many extravagances He offers... every single day.

Thank you, Lord...
For your beautiful creation.
For special times and special people.
For treasures untold,
And the gift of your love.


The sunken ship
Photos in front of it and many, many guesses... when will it sink out of sight?
A climb on the rocks
A jump in the sea

Early morning walks
The quiet surf
And the cry of the gulls

Waves for splashing
Sand for digging
Toes for burying
Shells for collecting
Buckets for filling
Shovels for scooping
Kites for flying
Hands for holding

And dad
Family traditions

"Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name."

1 Chronicles 29:13

and the list goes on...


gretchen said...

Oh how I love your family! I LOVE your mom's hair!! Tell her - I don't have her email. Love the pictures! Glad you had fun! j saw the pictures and said, "When can we see BigMan again?" just so you know - it's not just me... we all miss you guys! :) Have a great vacation! Again!

Kellie said...

As always, such gorgeous pictures. I'm glad you had such a wonderful family get-away to end the summer.

Christine said...

How glorious! And what precious and beautiful photos! I think the beach is a slice of heaven... I could live on the shore all of my days. Until a hurricane starts heading our way! ;)
Rejoicing with you today for the time away with your sweet family. Much love and prayers to you, my friend!