I am a wife, a mother, an auntie and a friend. I love thrifting, garage sales, re-purposing, creating, painting, anything that makes our little rental home more welcoming, comfortable and cozy. I have discovered the "art" of amateur photography & I love the idea of capturing the beauty in the ordinary everyday things that surround us. Blogging is a wonderful way to make new friends and share with people who have the same interests. My personal taste in decorating leans towards "casual cottage/coastal decor". I now have a small shop on etsy, called "SandySeashore" where you'll find some of my vintage finds, my photography and some handmade things. I hope you take the time to check it out! Thanks for droppin' in!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our Inspiration

My husband and I have been slowly working on making our rented townhouse a home, on a budget.I truly believe that "Home is where you make it".  We live a few minutes walk to an old fishing village named "Steveston" in Richmond, British Columbia, where we can walk on the beach, get freshly caught seafood or shop is some great little businesses. We love where we live. Other than home, our favourite place to be is on the beach, in the Mayan Riviera, by the Caribbean Ocean. 
We were inspired on our first trip back there (since our wedding in 1995) to re-decorate our townhouse  in a "Coastal Cottage" style. One morning while on vacation, I got up early and went to the beach to watch the sunrise. I would like to share the poem I wrote that morning with you, I hope you like it, it's titled: "She Beckons Me Home".

As I woke up this morning
In this beautiful place
I looked to my husband
And saw a smile on his face

A smile in his sleep
Means joy in his heart
I can't help but smile too
Feeling such love in my heart.

I quietly dressed
And grabbed the camera, eager to see
What beautiful things
She has to show me.

As I quietly leave our room by the sea
I can hear her soft voice
She is whispering to me

My feet hit warm sand
As I walk on Her shore
Everywhere I look
I see Her beauty and more

I watch the sun struggle
To peek through the clouds
The colors so rich & amazingly loud.
Never have I seen a more beautiful sight,
all painted for me, in colors so bright.

I sit here alone, in this moment in time
Knowing that all this is for me,
This moment is mine.

No one around to share this glorious sight
My soul feels so full
I know it is right.

As a sense of calm comes over me
Because I feel so content,
So whole and complete.

She gave me a gift,
She means it for me
She gave me a gift,
No one else will ever, ever see.

"She" is the Ocean, so humble, so strong
She beckons me closer:
"Why don't you come in?"
I suddenly realize this isn't a dream.

The beauty around me is so surreal;
that I cannot believe all that I feel
I slowly walk closer, my feet in the sand
Holding some of her amazing treasures tightly in my hand

As I get wet, I feel so alive
She surrounds me with love,
And I know, I've arrived.

If home is where the heart is,
Then this is my home
For nowhere else have I ever felt
So fulfilled & happy,
While completely alone. 

I look forward to next time
We meet at Her shore,
When She'll fill me with calm
And replenish my soul.

Until next time...

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