This past week was our first family vacation in more than four years.
The last time we took a vacation, it was just Matthew and me.
Things are a little different this time around because now I am a mom.
When you are a mom at the beach…
You don’t sunbathe and relax on the beach. Instead, you are constantly worrying about reapplying sunscreen to little faces and bodies.
Instead of reading a new book on the beach, you leave it on the coffee table at the condo, because you know there won’t be time to read.
Your purse is full of sippy cups, snacks and sunhats.
You rock a one-piece instead of a cute bikini.
You always have a camera in your hands and don’t mind getting sand all over you to get the perfect shot.
You build sand castles and look for seashells.
But the experiences that you have are so much better.
You get wetter, laugh harder and smile bigger because your kids’ joy is contagious.
I’m so thankful to be a mom. It is one of the greatest blessings God has bestowed upon my life.
And if you are a mom, I hope you are able to celebrate your loved ones today.
Happy Mother’s Day!