The beach is how I picture Paradise to be – I’m counting on heaven to have the soothing sounds of the rolling waves and the cries of seagulls. I hope it has the beautiful shades of blue and green that seem to be their most vibrant there. The only other place that I love just as much is being beside a waterfall in the mountains. Can you tell I love the water?
Each time we return from the beach, I long to bring a bit of it here at home with me, so I start “beachifying” my surroundings. (I know that’s not a word.) I will show you my cheap new beach- themed additions to our “beach cottage” (house).
I put the sailboat back on the mantlepiece. I glued some sandollars to a vase, and placed a pretty shell on our kitchen table. I glued some sea shells to a vase and to a basket. The basket holds my seashell collection. For about $10 in supplies, I stenciled seahorses to my plain navy blue comforter and bathroom valence.
How much do I love the beach? “Too much,” you might say. It’s my safe place – and a place where I feel God’s Mighty Presence everywhere I look!