Last summer, I took my kiddos to Florida on an eight night adventure. We went to Disney and then we headed to Daytona Beach for our last three days. My eldest had been to the ocean when he was fifteen months, but clearly didn’t remember and my two younger children had never been. Since we were flying all the way to Florida, we just had to visit my favorite place in the world; the ocean!
The moment my kiddos stepped into the sand, feeling it in between their toes and jumping into the warm ocean, they were hooked. Like so many little fish we saw swimming along shore, my kids were immersed in the water, too. The love of the ocean and beach is a place that brings me joy and peace. I love the sound of the waves crashing onto shore, the distant storms the rain Gods bring to Florida so often, the laughter of children and the sweet smell of the water that pierces into my soul. It is only fitting that my children love it as much as I do. Florida is calling us again, so this summer we must go.