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Thursday, July 28, 2011

For my dear husband

You are everything to me
With you I feel so free
To be just as I feel
The love we share is so real

You are my soul mate
I knew on our very first date
That you were mine to keep
You still make my heart leap

You're so handsome, so strong
You're the only man for whom I long
I love you so, my dear
Whether far or near

Though the miles will separate
I choose this hard, sad fate
If it means I can have you
If only for a few

You work so hard every single day
To earn less that you deserve in pay
Still you persevere without complaint
I can't be sure if you're man or saint

I am so proud to be your wife
To hold you close all of my life
If with my arms I can't hold you
A heart-sent hug will have to do

I love you Justin McAfee! Thanks for all you do! <3

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sea shore mornings

I have recently tried to become a morning person. It is so super difficult for me to get out of bed in the mornings, but once I'm up I'm glad I made myself get going! It is just so magical here in the mornings, something about it pulls me in. Maybe the way the sun shines through the palm trees, softer and fresher than any other time of day. Or maybe it is the silence. Few are walking around so early. It is so peaceful and sweet!

I have started to go for early morning jogs a few times a week. I set my alarm for 6 a.m., climb out of bed to pull on my running gear, then head out the door. Splashing through puddles and getting sprayed by sprinklers, I make my way through town to the quiet sea shore. Half way through my morning romp, I stop and just stand still. I take a moment to soak it all in, looking around me at the sand and shells, at the sun glistening off the water. Then I'll close my eyes and feel, and listen. I feel the cool morning breeze brush across my skin and the warm sun on my face. I smell the salty sea air. I hear the waves crashing, gulls calling. And I have never been more at peace. I am so blessed. God is so great!