Thursday, February 28, 2013

By The Beautiful Sea

I wish you were sitting beside me so you could see what I see!  I am in a gorgeous condo watching the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash on huge rocks below.  The Oregon Coast is so diverse – and gorgeous.  Just a few miles either direction from here are wide, sandy beaches and waves that are more gentle as they come ashore.  Here, not so much!  Especially today.  There is a storm brewing outside and I’m loving it!  I just wish I could stay!P2286249Three days ago we brought my dear, little mother to the Oregon Coast.  This trip was a gift from her family for her ninetieth birthday.  She was so overwhelmed when we told her of this gift that she was nearly speechless.  She was born and raised on the coast of California.  I think the sea is in her blood!  Two months ago she told me she didn’t think she would ever get to see the ocean again – she just couldn’t make the hour and a half trip over and back in one day – the way my sweetheart and I often do.  Our family wanted to give her a gift – something special – that would have meaning to her.  As we talked, I suggested this trip.  What a perfect choice we made.  I wish you could have seen her face when she first saw the ocean the day we arrived.  And the condo we rented is gorgeous.  Just above the waves.  This is the view we enjoyed the first two days after we arrived.P2256004We were blessed with a beautiful sunset the first evening we were here – we’ve had a bit of everything.  And we’ve loved every change that’s come.  We’ve had a front row seat!P2256048The weather began to change yesterday – and we loved it!
 P2276235
No matter the weather, we’ve enjoyed every minute here together.  We’ve been so thankful that we brought my dear mother to this special place.  No regrets about our decision.  Ever!  This trip will stay in our hearts forever.

16 comments:

  1. Hi those photos are gorgeous. What condo did you stay in perhaps we can look into it I have so wanted an ocean view. Don't really like 'hotel room's but my hubby would enjoy a get away. Can you send me a link to it?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Can you send me information about the condo where you stayed? looking for a reference for a good one.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Can you send me a link to the condo where you stayed?

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a precious gift for your mother. I hope my children remember my love of the ocean when I am old, smiling! I can never be away from the ocean for too long. What a lovely, lovely view.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a precious gift and beautiful view.

    ReplyDelete
  6. How wonderful and especially with the changing moods of the weather and ocean.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am so happy for your dear mom. What a precious gift for her, and made even more wonderful by the knowledge of how much she is loved by her kids:>)

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's precious, Adrienne. I'm so happy for your mother. I have never seen the sea come up near a grassy area like that. Beautiful sunset photo too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. How wonderful that your Mom got to see the ocean again. What a lovely trip. It looks like a beautiful place.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh, thank you for bringing us along! I have been longing for the ocean myself. We often go to Seabrook and rent a house and walk down to the ocean. Oregon does have the most beautiful coast as well. I love Cannon Beach myself!
    You are so generous to bring your mother to the beach. It was an incredible blessing I know.
    May God richly bless you for blessing her!


    ReplyDelete
  11. What wonderful gift for your dear Mother! She must have enjoyed every minute and it's something you will always remember. Beautiful photos! I went to school in Oregon (I grew up on the West Coast).

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your pictures are just gorgeous. I'm so glad you could go with your dear mother. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. This was so sweet of you to give your little mother this trip. I'm sure she loved it.
    Now I've searched and searched for where I found out where to put a shortcut for the Start button. I almost wrote to tell you I couldn't find it. But I'm stubborn and I found it! Here you go and I hope it will help you.
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-add-an-all-programs-button-to-the-windows-8-taskbar
    Let me know if it works for you. After you get it fixed it looks like two little arrowheads and you just click on it and up pops the window with your programs. I know it made my day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. How wonderful of you to make this trip with your mom! Lovely pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think I may have stayed in this spot before!
    Well, I think my life may be getting "back to normal", so let's schedule a time together, shall we?

    ReplyDelete

I am grateful that you stopped by to visit me. Your kind comments are appreciated and treasured. Please click 'Notify Me' if you want me to be able to reply to you.