I guess everyone has their own thing that thrills them and gets them over the top excited...thankfully, all four of us share the same thrill.
That would be the beach, ocean, sand, salty spray, all the above. We love everything about it. From the smell of sunscreen, to the wind blown hair, it's all perfect.
Being land locked here in Tennessee has made us even more coast crazy so open water in general is breathtaking. But seeing an ocean we've never seen was incredible.
That may not thrill some people like it does us, but like I said, it's something all four of us get excited about so the gray skies and chilly winds did not keep us from rolling up our jeans and splashing in the surf.
The boys chased massive gulls, climbed the rocky beach, and stared mesmerized at wetsuit clad surfers riding the waves.
Matt and I sat hand in hand with saltwater soaked pant legs, completely contented by the sound of pounding surf and our laughing boys.
As we tore ourselves away from the beach and wiped sand from our hair and toes one verse kept coming to my mind as we looked back over the largest body of water on our planet.
"Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:39