My People

On the final evening of our recent beach trip we casually decided to take a walk out to the water following dinner with friends at The Red Bar. As we slowly made our way over the dunes it became apparent our effort would be rewarded in perfect time to witness the sun bid its daily farewell and disappear beyond the horizon. I’m not yet sure if it was the sky morphing before our eyes into a surreal glowy masterpiece, or watching our daughter play in the sand and surf, or the simple knowledge of this being our last evening on the beach for another year, but the moment hit me with an intensity I won’t soon forget.

Now, I don’t wish to tie this up in a nice little bow and present a false package of how perfect our life is for the sake of good story. In fact, our little family has survived an extremely challenging year. A year that at times rattled and rocked our small nucleus to the point of near disaster. But like I said, we survived. We are surviving. And as we continue to grow together and learn from our experiences, I will recall these few minutes on a beach at sunset as a marker on our family’s map. This man and these two mini-humans are my people. And I would choose to journey through sand dunes with them any day of the week.

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My favorite - I can't wait to order a large canvas of this one for the house

September 2, 2009 - 10:58 am

Stephanie Wiederhold Hello, Sarah: Your mom told me about your web site, and I just wanted to FINALLY chime in! Thank you for sharing your gift of expression through writing and pictures. Blessings from Michigan, Stephanie

September 4, 2009 - 9:26 am

Whitney Carlson So sweet! I love these images.

September 4, 2009 - 4:10 pm

sarahrichmond Steph – so good to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.
Whitney – that’s means a lot, really…

September 29, 2009 - 1:10 pm

Jen Ambrose Aw, what a sweet bunch of peeps to have! God has truly blessed ya girl.

And I hear ya on the last year thing. Oh, do I hear you.

June 17, 2010 - 8:40 am

blues and greens || Seacrest Beach, FL Child & Family Photographer » Nashville Lifestyle Photographer […] just went back and reread this post from our last beach trip in August. It comes at no surprise in the months since then time has […]

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