My Other Favorite Spot in the World

So, this year I fell in love with Rome. [Travelogue] It's never far from my thoughts and I yearn to return.

But there is another spot, another place in my heart. On a rainy day like today I visited there on my computer. Sighing over memories filed in photo storage, I returned to days of littler children.

Is there a place that defines you as a family? The beach is that place for us. Each of us feels strongly about it...about how it connects us, brings us to our happiest times.


Our yearnings to return there will be satisfied soon...

"My soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


9 comments:

jen@its all about me said...

I agree with you about the beach. So peaceful and serene, there is no better place if you ask me. Lovely picture.

Gardenia said...

what a lovely post, Allison. There are moments for sure that I remember, as family-centered, and full of love and hope. It's good to pull those out of my memory, as you have yours. I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach with your family.

Tiffany said...

Us too:) We love the beach or any body of water. Sitting at the lake now, missing my pilgrims but enjoying the littles and their hours of splashing!

Jamie Jo said...

What a beautiful post. What wonderful thoughts...I love the beach, the ocean and God's amazing world.

Patty said...

Oh, I love this post. My favorite place would be the beach. There is so much peace on those beach trips and love on those beach trips. My second favorite place to visit is the digital photo frame that houses all the years and memories of my children. I love to look back and remember.

Lisa said...

I'm reading this from Ocean City! The forecast is saying rain for the next few days, so I am praying that Wednesday can be a beach day! I so want to bring my children to the beach! There is nothing like it in the world, that is certainly true!

God bless,
Lisa

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

We love the beach too. I think it's a great vacation for families with many children. A place to be at peace and relax. Forget Disney, get me to the beach!!

Did you guys ever rent a house on the beach this summer?

regan said...

ah, love of the beach. and days of littler children...things i can relate to.
beautiful post allison. what a pretty poem/quote!

and though i can't even imagine what ROME must be like...someday i might just go there myself...

Mary @ Cheerios said...

Great post about families and feeling connected. Our favorite place is in Ohio-Catholic Familyland!!! We have been there 3 summers and there is no question to whether we were to go anywhere else:) God bless, Mary @ cheerios
p.s. We love the beach too!!! :)-even better off season!!!

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