Monday, July 29

THE LAKE: PART 1

I think everyone should have a lake in their life. It doesn't even necessarily have to be a lake, per say, although I am partial for your lake being a body of water of some sort. But, the lake for me is a sacred, and holy, place. A place where I feel the presence of the Lord stronger and see His wonder and beauty displayed so clearly before my eyes. It's a place to get away from it all, a place of solitude, memories made and memories to come, a place that captures your heart and fills your soul each time you return. It's a place where I dream and pray and live. That's my lake. What's yours? 

Earlier this month we went back to our lake for a week and it was so good. So good. The lake strips away bedtimes, brings the gold out in your hair, and leaves your nose peeling. The sun bronzes your back, and the water is crystal clear with a white, sandy, bottom, like the ocean. It's quiet, it's serene. 

There's campfires every night and you go to sleep with toasted marshmallow in your hair, just because you can. You bring your pillows home from the lake house and they still smell like those every night campfires. You don't even want to wash them to hold onto the lake for a little bit longer. 





















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15 comments:

  1. beautiful images captured!! Can't wait for my LO to learn to swim for visits to the lake!

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  2. these are gorgeous pics, girl! gorgeous!
    some of my favorite memories with my family were made at the lake ;)

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  3. I love the images. and yes everyone should have a lake

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  4. looks like a beautiful time! i love times of solitude with the Lord as well. just even a few minutes out in the backyard as the sun sets, is enough to feel His presence.

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  5. That pic with your boys hanging on to the dock with their floaties and the sun coming down is gorgeous. Sounds like a lovely time... also curious what lens you were using for these, if you remember....

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  6. I am from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and lake life truly is magical! All my summers since I was a baby revolve around going to the lake. And even as an adult there is something so magical about those summer days. I really do feel closer to God.

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  7. I love your gorgeous shots, they make me long for summer!

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  8. Love this so much! Dying to be on my lake.

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  9. i think i'd REALLY love your lake. the ones here in kansas are too muddy and i'm afraid to get in because i don't know what's swimming around. thanks for sharing these lovely family photos!

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  10. is it weird to say that I can "smell" these pics? I just know what it smelled like I bet. smokey, lakey, lovely :)

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  11. love this. the lake is my place too. glorious. your words took me back there this afternoon!

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  12. your pictures are mesmerizing! beautiful lake. beautiful you.

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