Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sea

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Our first evening at the cottage on Thunder Bay, I saw the sun beginning to set.  I said, “I gotta do something,” abandoned our Mario Kart game, and headed out to the beach with my camera. 

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So barefoot, in the sunset, I wandered across the place where it all began.

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It was here that Rob proposed to me, over the frozen waters, at the dawning of the new millennium.

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It was here that I first sailed, aboard the Sonnet.

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It was here that I faced my first storm.

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It was here that I took the helm for 6 hours, as Moonraker was taking on water.

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It was here that we set out, for 13 hours in hurricane weather, determined to bring the newly-repaired Moonraker back to our home port.

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It was here that we returned , won victories in arriving and leaving, before saluting our worthy adversary.

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It was here that we anchored for a month, when my blogging began to take off, with my guest post published on Miss Minimalist.  It was through that guest post that I met many of the friends who helped me through the challenges that were to com.

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It was here that I first began to look fear in the eye—it’s where my current journey truly began.

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Walking along the beach, wading through the water, where it all began, I saw how it all connects, how it all matters.

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Watching the sun set over this house of healing, I saw that the best, the worst, and the seemingly insignificant events of our lives factor so much into the grand scheme of things.

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All working together, to create the beauty that is life.

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8 thoughts on “Touch the Earth, Kiss the Sea

  1. I love this, Bethany. The photos are great and warms my heart to see sailing waters again. You must be in heaven. Good memories to reflect on. 🙂

  2. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show
    up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless,
    just wanted to say excellent blog!

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