I love this picture of John and Emma looking out over the pier. It reminded me of the other morning when I went for a jog down by the beach. It was overcast and a little foggy. The air was cool, just the way I like it. The sounds of the waves crashing down as I ran was really soothing. At the same time it's interesting how at times looking out at the ocean and hearing the waves pound on the beach can bring with it a kind of lonely feeling. I think I have a fear of being alone and lost at sea. Creepy! Anyway, the fog horn was sounding way out in the ocean. When I first moved here it would drive me a little crazy, but now I have learned to love it. It relaxes me!! I decided to jog down to the end of the pier. I took the time to observe the things around me. There was a reunion of a group of people that touched my heart. I love to see people embracing, laughing and smiling. One of my favorite things is when I'm sitting in the airport and get to watch people reunite as they get off the airplane. As I looked to the right of the pier I saw two little blond twins standing on the sand as their parents were trying desperately to get them in the right position for the photographer. It was pretty sweet. The smell of fish in the air was not so pleasant as I watched the local fishers bait their smelly hooks! Then I looked out to my left and scanned the dozens of surfers gently floating on their boards as they waited for the "wave of the day!" It made me want to paddle out with John and share in something that brings him so much joy! It also reminded me of John who got up early with the kids that morning and put off surfing so I could sleep in . Then he said I could go for my run and he would go surfing later. I truly loved and appreciated him at that moment as I was watching all these people out enjoying the beautiful salty morning air. I had no doubt he was at home having a crazy morning with the kids. I'm so glad I was able to get out and have some time to think and enjoy the things around me. It was a beautiful morning, and I was grateful to have it.