What a beautiful spot I found myself at today. I was doing laundry and packing for our little trip to Wildwood, when I decided to go grab my latte and take a ride. I ended up here on 1st Street by the water. I used to take my sons here for the sprinklers when they were young.
Mike and I have a special place in our hearts for Wildwood. We would go there every summer with our boys. We would pick the hottest day and head over to the water park on the boardwalk then go to the beach for the rest of the afternoon. After that, we would head back to the campsite, which I always called “condo camping.” It was a 2 bedroom mobile home with an awesome screened in porch where would could eat together as a family. It was also a favorite spot for me to sit and read.
Mike would cook dinner on the grill while I got the boys ready so we can head back to the boardwalk for the rides. Roller coaster time!😃. We would end the evening with ice cream, of course! Those days were filled with lots of fun for the boys. They would grab their bikes first thing in the morning and ride around with the other kids, go to the pool, grab some cheese fries and a drink and play in the arcade room, play basketball, and go to the park that was on site. Whatever they wanted, really. They had so much freedom at the campsite. It was their vacation.
Mike and the boys would also go on their annual crabbing trip. Not me, I loved the quiet. So, I would take a walk by the lake or go to the pool. This quiet time was precious to me. It was my time with God and I loved it. I am so grateful for my little family. These were some of my happiest days, which is why I felt led to share them today.
We would do many other things throughout the week, but one special thing we loved was our family mini golf night out. We were all pretty competitive, especially Michael. Lol. Every night was topped off with ice cream, of course!
Just writing about this brings tears of joy. How I wish I could go back around, but this time move slower and wiser. Hmm, I guess we all would love another chance at life because there will always be somethings we could have done different…better.
But the Word of God encourages me…
“Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it.”Proverbs 22:6 KJV
Training up your children takes a lifetime! I will always believe that His Ways are perfect and His Word will never depart from their hearts. Thank you, Lord!
Our joy was being able to give them a childhood we did not have. Mike and I both grew up with similar challenging situations, which is one of the reasons we wanted our sons to not have to worry about the things that we had to as children.
I thank God everyday for my family and this beautiful gift! I pray we all take a quiet moment today and reflect on the good God has done for us.