"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

a change in plans






















This was our beautiful day at the beach.  Usually there is mostly rain for Memorial Day weekend but this day was so pleasant.  I'm posting this late because something turned our plans upside down and I'm still sorting through it mentally.  We packed to stay for 4 days, drove the 220 miles to Tillamook, spent one night and this lovely day, then made the decision to come home at 8:00 that evening.  It was a hard decision but it was the right one.  And we are already seeing the fruit of growth and maturity for doing the hard thing. Yes, it was hard.  What amazes me is how doing hard things feels so good once you finally take the step. Tears turn to laughter and a feeling of freedom knowing that we are in fact free; free to do what is right even if it changes the plan.

To be continued...

Blessings, Debbie

16 comments:

  1. Yes, I agree that doing the right thing is difficult at times....but there is always a reward in the end. x0

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  2. It was a beautiful day, judging from your beautiful photos and the smiles. Praying everything is OK with you and yours. <3

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  3. The right thing can be most difficult, but always seems to work out in the end. Hope all is well. xo

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  4. What a beautiful visit to the ocean! It's gorgeous! I hope that everything is okay!

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  5. Well it is totally beautiful.

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  6. If it was easy to do the right thing, there would be no mistakes in the world. It must have been a hard decision to pull yourself away from such beauty. Hope everything is ok your way.

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  7. You like the element of mystery; with your sometimes alarming post titles and cliff-hanging teasers. I look forward to part two! And hope all is well. I am glad you had a good time there, and that your consciences are clear! :)

    Audrey suddenly looks like a young woman to me - what is it? Not quite so round-faced as before, a grace that seems to show up in these pictures.

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  8. Being obedient. So hard at times, but the results are more than worth it. We can't outgive God!
    Blessings!

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  9. The worst part is the decision making part for me. Once the choice is made it is smooth sailing!

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  10. Now I'm interested in part 2.

    Your pictures of the time there are wonderful, and I know that you didn't make your decision to leave easily or without prayer. The hard choices are, well... hard, but when they're right, they're right.

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  11. Spectacular. Incredible. Amazing. views, Debbie. I don't know what took you away from all this beauty, but I'm sure it was important. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  12. sorry that you vacations were cut short and that you had to return home. My, those two daughters are so pretty and wholesome. What a blessing they are to you. JB

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  13. Amazing views!! You are a wonderful photographer!! Sorry your vacation was cut short. I hope things are well with your family.

    Blessings for a beautiful day!!

    xoxo...Gloria

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  14. Cape Meares Lighthouse! This was my kids' first look at the ocean way back in 2001. And it was my first-ever lighthouse. It's a beautiful place. I have fond memories of our time there.

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  15. Cape Meares, the Octopus Tree, the Oregon coast...all favorite places of mine with such wonderful memories. Hoping all is well for you and yours, ~Lisa

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  16. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pictures and for having the courage to do the hard things.

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