"We are tied to the ocean. When we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or watch - we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy
Simple photos of the ocean. That's what I will be sharing this month for the "HomeTown Hop." I am from the Ocean State after all. I had originally planned a post on the food particular to my town, but today, the tranquility and beauty of the ocean are what I'm craving.
For those of you who do not know, I grew up in a small oceanside town in Rhode Island. It was a wonderful town to spend 18 years, but as I went to college and found a job after college, there was nowhere I could follow my passion in this remote place. Now, I live a couple of hours away, and unfortunately, I cannot have the same relationship with my family and friends in RI.
That's why my second family, Mike's family, has been so important to me over the last couple of years. Please keep them in your prayers, especially his mother who is the strongest, most positive, and kindest person I have ever met. I have been spending a lot of time with them recently, so please excuse my absence.
And a few photos from past beach days:
Mike and I when we first started dating, 3 years ago
Me and two of my college roommates on a summer trip - the one in the middle is actually Mike's sister [Have I ever mentioned that?]
Sandcastles [or turtles] with my best friend growing up
Three pieces of "housekeeping:"