When it feels like so many things have gone wrong or been delayed or complicated or just ugh it makes times hard. The week dragged by, the minutes and the seconds dragged by and there were just too many thing for us to contend with.
From meetings to forms to letters to molars, everything has been against us. We drank tea and tried to keep our chins up. We collected a bucketful of rose petals and giggled when we held the bucket aloft and they showered down around us, floating to the ground to be collected once again.
In a big, huge, massive leap of faith we went further from the security of home than we have been in months and months. The fact that it really felt like nothing worse could happen might have been what spurred the decision to throw caution to the wind (gale) and venture on an adventure.
Having only seen the sea once before a long time ago, this time was a pretty big deal. It was overcast and cool but as the grey clouds rolled in to shore we paddled and splashed until our teeth chattered.