Sunday, August 14, 2016

Day at the Beach

Friday my hubby and I were able to steal a day and take off for the Jersey shore. It had been five years since we had been to the Jersey shore and three years since we've had sand in between our toes. It was most enjoyable!

Although I took many pictures of the surf and scenery, I am sharing here my most favorite picture of the day......

We were walking along the beach and from a distance I could see this woman sitting at the ocean's edge. I said to my husband, "there is a gorgeous picture." I zoomed in and captured what I think is a "beauty!"  When we finally walked up to where this woman was seated, I bend down, took her hand and said, "You are beautiful!" She gave us the warmest smile and begin to converse with us. She told us that she was 90 years old, and was at the beach with five generations of her family. She told us that she has been in the hospital a lot lately, and that she prays every night she will die at home, because she doesn't want to die in a hospital. Her husband of 63 years died at home after having his leg amputated and she hoped the same for herself. We talked about how sitting and listening to the ocean, and  being with her family is the best possible medicine in the world. We wished each other a good day, and we continued on our walk.  I don't know her name, but I certainly wish her the best and will pray that she be granted her wish to die at home.

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