I took this photo on our walk Saturday morning. It was one of those things where we just glanced over and I was like, oh, a rainbow! I snapped the pic super randomly and then didn't look at it until we got home.
When we were planning our move from Ohio I kept coming across photos of Face Rock and made sure we drove down here to see it when we were checking out the area. Little did we know that we'd end up living less than a mile away. It's something I see several times a day as I drive the kids to and from school plus all their other activities. And of course it's the backdrop for our daily walks. It's really something we are so used to... but then the sky will grab our attention, or a line of tourists will be standing beside their cars capturing a sunset and I'm reminded of how special it is to be able to live in such a place where you see breathtaking beauty every single day.
I don't know if it's related, but there's just something about living here that is more than living in the moment. The contentment I feel is, well, I can't really think of the right words. Indescribable. I started out taking a daily ocean photo when we first moved here but didn't keep it up. There were so many times I would stop to take a picture but realized just taking it in, in person, was enough. It just becomes part of you, or you become part of it. Or really, both. It just is, and will always be something you know. A picture can not show that.
This has been one of the hardest parts about leaving, but also the most comforting. Because this is a place and time that I will choose to keep within me, and who knows how many of those come along in a life? I'm so thankful for that.