One of the more simple things we had committed to do was to watch a sunrise. In theory, anyway, it is something that is relatively easy to do. Unless you live with my family: I have a husband who hates waking early on any day of the week, and two sons who have their own rather verbal ideas of what fun is. So, admittedly, in order to get this done, I had to ambush them.
I knew this past Saturday would be quiet as it was the day before Andel's Cycle Tour race, so when I woke at my usual weekday wake up time of 05h15, following an exhausting day that had me asleep at 20h00, I took my chance. As soon as the kids stirred around 06h00, I suggested we take the opportunity to watch the sunrise.
Sometimes the best plans are the ones that aren't planned. We literally put trackies over our pyjamas and piled into the car, and at 06h40 were sitting on Muizenberg beach watching the world wake. It was magical.
|Sunrise at Muizenberg Beach 06h42|
Even Zac, who was in no mood to go, and spent the entire ride asking, "did we vote on this? I didn't vote to do this" had to admit that catching what was the only sun on Saturday was pretty cool.
|My sun-kissed Sammy|
|Family Fun - even with graumpy Zac|
|Learning that we are better together|
|Bundled up and bonding|
We're going through a bit of a challenging season right now, still, it's been so encouraging being reminded of God's great faithfulness, finding out how much joy and life we can experience in the small things, and confirming that as long as we're together, we're doing ok.