Day 116, The Beach, It Soothes The Soul

This past week was extra special because we took our family on vacation.  The whole family; the six of us, together.  It was a vacation that has been planned since the beginning of February.  A vacation that very well should have been canceled given the tumultuous months following that booking.  Fortunately for us though, it was a vacation that was just meant to be — Amber is with us and is doing well AND it happened to be scheduled just right too, in between radiation and her next MRI.  It was the vacation that was just meant to be.




This year’s summer family vacation was to Ogunquit, ME.  A very quaint, small town bustling with all sorts of things to do:  beaches, shopping, restaurants, antiquing, hiking a mountain, a theater with Broadway musicals, art galleries, trolleys, etc.  This was the first time taking our family there as a whole.  Ogunquit has always held a very special place in my heart and it was time to share that with my own family.

We found ourselves at the beach a few times throughout our vacation and I can say for sure that it certainly helps soothe the soul.  The warm white sand beneath our toes, the ocean breeze, the ebb and flow of the waves . . . the children’s laughter, the scent of sunscreen in the air, the seagulls cawing — these wonderful things combined with our family getting to experience them together, that was soul soothing.  And when it was evening and we got to witness the sun going down and casting a beautiful golden hue reflecting off the ocean and the beach, that too was soul soothing.  A naturally gorgeous gift from God himself to help remind us just how precious and magnificent life can be.  Thank you for that God and thank you for having Amber be apart of this year’s summer family vacation.





Now we are looking ahead to the next significant thing, which is Amber’s MRI.  Her MRI is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th, around 10AM.  This is our next big step in discovering what our plan of action is.  So now we pray, and we pray hard.  We ask that if you wouldn’t mind saying extra prayers for Amber near/on Wednesday, July 25th, that would be greatly appreciated!  Also, if anyone is interested, our friends have set up another Holy Hour for Amber’s approaching MRI.  It is scheduled for this Friday, July 20th, from 7-8PM at our Church, St. Mary’s Church in Baltic.


Thank you again for everything — your positive thoughts and prayers have had such a positive impact on her, and on us!


6 thoughts on “Day 116, The Beach, It Soothes The Soul

  1. Thank you for the update, Caron. Yes, there is certainly a healing factor in the beach and the waters that surround it. God was certainly doing His best work on the day those were created. Prayers for you all have been continuing since we found out about Amber’s journey. We are putting out the word for a blanket of prayer, especially focusing on 7.25. Sending you all much love and strength!

  2. I am so glad that you got to go on a vacation. You all deserve this break and it sounds like you have had a wonderful time. You are always in my prayers. May God bless all of you!!

  3. It was so nice to read your update and to hear that you enjoyed a well deserved vacation. Oqunquit is such a beautiful and peaceful play to go. Prayers will continue, 🙏🙏

  4. So happy that your family had such a wonderful (MUCH deserved!!) vacation at one of the most beautiful places in the world! I think of Amber often, hoping she is continuing her super-progress and that she is happy and just enjoying being a kid during the summer. Every good wish, prayer, and “fingers crossed” for the upcoming MRI to be clean…

  5. I am so happy it worked out for you all. Perfect timing for sure. Just take the time to relax and be together. Know you are thought of and loved!!!!

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