Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Michael was feeling energetic today and wanted a quick outing. He wasn't interested in the parks. The kids weren't interested in the beach. How sad....a walk on the beach alone! ::snort::  I feared it was the walk on the beach or he'd head for the office. The poor man is bored. 

Some of you will remember that we are less than 2 miles from Momoishi Beach. We love this beach. This beach received quite a bit of damage on 3-11 (tsunami). The seawall was destroyed the watch tower twisted, boats and nets in the trees, camping areas, bathrooms destroyed...and  SAND everywhere.... It's been "closed" for the past year.  When we've gone we've noted how "clean" the beach is. The old boats and big driftwood logs are gone. We've not found sand dollars or sea glass since last March. This is the beach where I found my red sea glass.

Today it was OPEN. The signs saying "pray for Japan" and "keep out" are gone. The parking lot is clear of sand. The cranes are gone. The seawall is back. The old boats and logs are still missing. ::grin::

April 2011

April 2012

The seawall is fixed - we noted it's not higher. They did add THESE and I'm not sure what they are meant to accomplish.....

First pieces we've found here since the tsunami!

The bathrooms are even cleaned out and stabilized.....

This photo is to prove I do NOT exaggerate about the glass walls (though they're frosted tiles) and windows in the bathrooms. LOL 

It really did my soul WELL to find sea glass on our beach again, and to see things restored and unbarred.  I have hope we'll be able to spend our summer at this beach and others this year.  You know when it's HOT and humid here. LOL 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Status Updates

  • TnT Mark 9 - 
    • How often does fear hinder my understanding of the kingdom (9:6,32)
    • Receive - embrace, welcome, deliberately and readily accept - "What does it look like as a family, as a ministry, as a church to "receive children"?  (9:37)
    • Stumble - trap, offend, scandalize "How do we avoid causing others to stumble?  What responsibility do we have to avoid those things which cause us to stumble?
  • Princess chatterbox awoke  - "Mom, remember how you prayed I'd sleep good! I did - I'm AWAKE! This would be the perfect day to get a pedicure."
  • SCHOOL - we are getting SO much done! Jared will finish Tapestry of Grace - his SENIOR year by the end of next week. 
  • Walk on the beach with Michael and Yuuki.*
  • Two double batches of English Muffins done
  • ALL home for dinner - roast, roasted veggies, home baked bread, fruit, salad and great conversations....have been thinking a lot about dinner tables, making a place at the table etc. 
  • Wow - our neighbor is moving QUICKLY - this neighborhood is going to be very quiet as folks move out and the base has gone to "base first" policies. 
Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...