A Day at the Beach

This past Sunday, my husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary.  Zach is the planner when it comes to special occasions and vacations, so although I knew we were going to Chicago (we had a wedding there the night before), he surprised me with a stay at the W Hotel, a boat tour, several romantic meals, and a trip to the beach.  Zach knows how much I love sun and sand, so it was quite a treat to spend the afternoon relaxing on the shore of Lake Michigan together.

And as I lay on that beach, enjoying the gorgeous weather and perfect company, I was reminded of just how lucky I really am.  Not only do I have a loving and supportive husband, but together we have a beautiful home, an amazing family, and more blessings than we could even name.  I have a career that I love and feel genuinely excited about when I wake up in the morning, and a place where I can share my work with people all over the world (you!) who find it interesting and valuable.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the tidal wave of life sometimes that we forget to step back and see the big picture.  I’m often guilty of this myself.  It took a day at the beach to make me realize that, all things considered, my life really is a day at the beach.

[For more mushy thoughts and snapshots from my anniversary weekend, feel free to visit my photo album on Facebook.]