“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea
This summer, we took our daughter to the ocean.
We spent most of our time in the beautiful coastal village of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and exploring the Bay of Fundy. It has the highest tides in the world. At low tide you can walk far out onto the ocean floor; it’s like walking on the moon.
After many hours of watchful waiting, the sea gave us these precious gifts.
But the best gift was seeing my daughter wander freely, fearlessly and far from me.
We felt safe and happy here, our worries seemingly washed away with the tide.
In another life, we would live by the sea, my daughter, my sweetheart, and me.