Thursday, March 18, 2010

Meeting You Here

It's been too long since I met with you last. At that place where the world fades away and I feel closest to you.

Today was that day. As the morning began to slip away, I waited. But my original plans were put off and then changed.

Still, a promise is a promise. To myself, but more importantly, to my little girl. So what started out as a party of four became a party of two. Well, three...but you know what I mean.

Getting there proved a bit more stressful and time consuming than anticipated, but eventually the crowded streets of downtown Houston...



Gave way to the crowded streets of Galveston.



Until at long last, I stood at that place where I feel closest to you.



Funny how crowds seem to distract me everywhere else but here. Here I can always find solitude as the waves drown out everything else.



You show me that holding things in will only last so long. That my walls may appear strong, but you are stronger.



You wash away my walls and remind me that you are my fortress.



So once again I run to you, like I've done so many times before when I've gotten too far from you.



And you give me back my joy.



Thanks for meeting me here.



Again.




16 comments:

Cassandra Frear said...

I love to do this, too. Although I can't go to the ocean (a special favorite) because it is too far away to be practical, I have my spots where I go to get away from the noise of life and meet with God.

I need to do this every day for a week or two, and I am pondering how to make it happen.

Shark Bait said...

Beautiful

Billy Coffey said...

Wow. That made me feel better, and I'm four hours away from the beach. Great post, Kat.

Helen said...

I used to feel that way about a pond in the park in the old neighborhood. They changed it on me. I need a new spot...

Candy said...

Thanks for the trip to the beach. Your daughter is a beauty!

Sandra Heska King said...

This was just wonderful. I need to go meet with Him--now.

Carla Burke said...

What a great post! I love the beach too!

Kathleen said...

Isn't it nice to indulge the craving? Your on purpose-ness made me happy. :)

Tony C said...

Good stuff Kathy. I feel calmer just looking at your pictures.

I had the priviledge of taking a now passed on aunt to the beach about 10 years ago. She had never seen the ocean in person. As she sat on our oceanfront deck and looked out, she said,'How could anyone see something so magnificent and not believe in God?'

She passed a few years later after a struggle with cancer. I like to think she's oceanfront again marveling in awe in the presence of our Father...

Melissa_Rae said...

So fun! I loved the picture of your daughter. This makes me want to do a beach trip with my kids. :)

jasonS said...

Thanks for transporting me out of my cubicle for a moment. I do feel more relaxed and that picture of your little girl is pure joy.

Thanks!

Corinne said...

Beautiful :)
We actually spent the morning at the beach... no matter how often I go, it's alway a wonderful, soulful experience. Nothing better.

♥ Kathy said...

I can not wait to go to the beach! I always feel peaceful when I'm there.

Bridget Chumbley said...

I love the beach... listening to the crashing waves and staring in awe at the vastness of the ocean!

Thanks for taking me there through your words and beautiful pics.

togetherforgood said...

This is beautiful. :)

Stacey said...

I recognize that place!

Glad you got to enjoy it, despite the traffic and the crowds. Beautiful!