When I said “I do” to Michael, I also said “I do” to the most amazing mother in law ever. She’s one of my closest confidants. And she lives .7 miles from the beach on Cape Cod. It is the trifecta of awesome when we visit her- she’s beyond lovely and fun as a grown up, we’re at a beach house, and she’s a rock star grandmother.
We’ve spent the last week at the beach, are headed home for a few days and then coming back again. And I’ve got waves on my mind.
Sometimes they come to shore so strongly they knock me over with their force. Sometimes they are so meek and gentle that I can play cat and mouse with them as we dance together in frothy foam as it hits the shore. And sometimes I am so far out to sea that with a little courage and a lot of relaxation I can let them do all of the work as I ride all the way into the shore.
They’re unpredictable but steady. Forceful but soothing. I find comfort and anxiety in them, all at the same time. The anxiety comes in the false sense of calm. Knowing that at any moment that little wave that seemed so gentle and calm has steamrolled into something bigger than I think I can handle.
In those moments, the only thing to do is dive in head first and pray I don’t get swept away.
Oh, so well put, about the little waves that can suddenly get bigger!
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So nice to feel that way about your mother-in-law, and what a lovely description of waves. I could sit and watch the ocean for hours.
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I adore the ocean! I could sit in front of it for hours too, so long as their is a cool breeze and something cool to drink. My mother in law is amazing. I wish everyone had one as awesome as her!
I don’t mind my MIL at all. But it can be quite overwhelming to be around all of the inlaws at once. Like the ocean you described–I can quite easily get swept out to sea and lost.
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You are so lucky to have such an awesome mil!
And this is a lovely post! I love being by the beach.
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Thanks Shell! She truly is the nicest person on the plant! I adore being near the beach too!
I love living near a beach…I could walk up and down the shore all day long! So nice that you have such a great relationship with your MIL…I wish I did!
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I love being close by too! I told my husband yesterday that I could come to the beach everyday and fall in love with it- it changes so much! My MIL is amazing. Everyone who knows her is blessed by her!