We had a trip planned to go to California in March, but it ended up being right on the heels of Lucas' funeral. We were suppose to leave 6 days after our two week trip to Tennessee for the funeral. We didn't know if we could swing it and honestly, I didn't even really want to. I was having such a hard time then and couldn't imagine taking a trip- to have FUN!!! It seemed so wrong to me. But, because we were already committed, we made the trip anyway.
I am definitely glad we went. Not that it took any of the pain away I was experiencing- it was with me at all times, but I didn't realize how having our family together for one more whole week would be so good for all of us. Away from school, life, etc.
I think the ocean is so healing. I pondered a lot out there and it was so peaceful and beautiful. I know it really helped my kids too, who were also still having a really hard time with their little cousin's death.
I took about a thousand pictures, maybe more, haha,
but here are a few I was looking at today of us at the beach.
Pulling our wagon and kiddos to the beach
Livvy playing in the sand
Braydon building in the sand
A couple of family pics
Josie ( cousin) Sommer and Chase