Last day on Jekyll.
Mom, Dad, and I drove around and parked at one of the trails for a nice, long walk. Cameras and binoculors ’round our necks.
ripples of clouds in the sky
ripples of sand under our toes
old trees left standing the way the wind blew as they grew
along the beach are huge fallen trees, like a nature playground
the roots upended and weathered by salt water and time
at times it seemed we could go no further, but there was always a way (under, around, through, over)
glittering ocean foam
drips and drops leaving perfect circles
message in the sand; thinking of my love
path to the shops
I endeavored to find a little something for each child; a tiny harmonica, shark tooth necklace, books, little tokens, for them to know “Mama thought of you.”
lovely pottery shop
so much beauty in green and brown and pink
hanging spanish moss
last meal together before I had to go to the airport ~ with my dear Dad ~
I am home-sweet-home again and Jekyll was last week’s memory. I had such a refreshing vacation; I came back moving and thinking much slower, a good indication to me that the trip away was needed for my well-being. It was my second visit to this place, and I understand, now, why my parents keep going back. If you go once, more than likely you will feel the need to return, and I miss it today. There is a lot to do on Jekyll for activities, but it’s also a good place to relax in nature, too. I hope to go with my family someday, I know they will love it, too.
thought for today:
“This is my person, now indwell by the living Spirit of the living God. I shall not permit it to be cramped and contaminated by exposing it to such dusty trivia as newspaper propaganda, pornography, cheap debasing literature, hours of low caliber television programs, or rubbish from the mass media. Instead, God’s Spirit will lead me to expose myself to the finest art, literature, and music. He will put me in situations where my mind can be improved and my soul stimulated with that which is beautiful and noble and lofty. I can and will become a person of broad interests, noble aspirations, and enormous enthusiasm because I belong to Him and He wishes to put me out into wide fields of fruitful and useful endeavor ….”
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10