Thursday, October 16, 2008

Intentional Living

In my last post, I talked about living intentionally. I had made the decision to get out and enjoy life as hard as it was. One of the things I've missed most since I became sick is going to the beach. We live just moments from one of the prettiest beaches in the country. (yea, I can say that, this is my blog)

A week ago I decided to go with my parents as they were taking my nieces to the beach one night. I had not set my feet in the sand in two years!! Oh what a great evening God gave to me. I just want to show you the beauty that He had waiting for me. I would have missed it had I not decided to live intentionally.

And the joy on the faces of these two precious girls was worth all the trouble in the world to me...


Nicole said...

What a precious picture of you and your nieces! So glad you were able to get out!!! As you know I realize how difficult this at times can be but OH sooo worth it. What a site the Lord had for you on that day! Love to you my friend!

Keep living intentionally. That's what I am trying to do also!


Kim in NC said...

Makes me realize how much I take for granted.

Thanks for the reminder to appreciate it ALL.

Great pictures!

Kimberly said...

The beautiful pictures look even better on your beautiful BROWN blog! Ha!

Love you so much!


Paula (SweetPea) said...

What a blessing from the Lord indeed.

The sunset is absolutely gorgeous. I bet your feet and toesies felt so good in that sand.


Becca and Dee said...

Ahh, God in the details! Thanks for the reminder! Your words are always a breath of fresh air for me. I want to be just like you when I grow up! ;o)

Love you,


Michelle said...

So glad you got out to the beach (yes we do have pretty beaches here, don't we?!) that picture!

Laura said...

My sweet friend!
Thinking of you. Thank you for reminding me what is important. The Lord Jesus 1st, Family, and friends. His creation is so awesome.
I count you someone so special to me.

Jenn said...

Love the beaches we have in this state! I have a couple of beautiful pictures taken from the same area as yours. Every time I look at them I am thankful for the beauty of God's world.

Amrita said...

A warm hug to you

iteachpe said...

Oh how beautiful! I pray there will be soooooo many more days like that for you! I love your attitude. Reminds me to be grateful for the little things... Thank you-for being honest and open-for being you!
love ya,
p.s -still looking for your friends! noone will admit it.

Cindy said...

The beach is one of my most favorite places. I grew up on the beaches of So. Cal but love the northern beaches.

I haven't been to the beach in a few years since I live in AZ now.

When you go back please enjoy the sand, sunset, smells and sounds for me.

Blessings, Cindy

littlesanctuary (kim) said...

thanks for the blog comment. It is good to "meet" you. We went to family camp @ LA for about five years straight.

Susan said...

Hey Sheyl,

Wow, it's been a while since I've come by and so much has happened.

First I want to say please know I'm going to start praying NOW for that GOOD report after your biopsies. Gosh, as always you handle life tests very well.

You attitude just amazes me~

So blessed to see you got out and enjoyed that awesome beach!

I was also happy to read your son liked his new counselor.

Please know I'm out here cheering you on every step of the way.

Blessing to you my friend♥