Yesterday I decided to take Lily on an inspirational morning walk. Something we had not done in a while.
We walked through some of our favorite streets and neighborhood and ended up by the “Hand”, the monument in memory of the ones that died in the Holocaust.
A heavy subject on its own, I had NO idea what I was in for.
As Lily and I made our way through the grounds, it began to rain. (June in Miami, typical)
At the end of the pergola covered walkway where Lily and I were walking, I saw a dome. I quickly rushed both Lily and I under it.
It immediately took my breath away!
There we were, Lily and I underneath this beautiful dome while it rained.
I looked up and there was a star of David with the name Jude on it.
Rescue in Jude I thought. (Just for the record, I’m not Jewish, I was raised Catholic but I’m not a big believer in or practice the Catholic religion. I consider myself a spiritual person for the most part)
The rain, the beautiful chanting music that was echoing through the walls, the light, it was all so magical!
I was filled with goose bumps and tears.
It was the most spiritual and enlightening moment I have shared with Lily since the day she was born.
(Please click on “Read the rest of this entry”, there are A LOT more photos.)
Today was our first official beach day. Sure we have been to the beach for walks and to look at the ocean however, today we brought towels, the beach tent that was a gift from Katie and Jason, sunscreen (Lily wore BananaBoat Baby spf50), toys.
It’s winter here in Miami so the beach is windier and the ocean colder and rougher than usual but that didn’t keep us from having Lily dip her feet in the water.
She seemed to have enjoyed it. She should, I sure spent enough time at the beach and floating in the water when I was pregnant with her.
She looked around, slept in her tent, was breastfed. All without crying. She’s not much of a crier any way so I should say all without screaming.
We stayed for about an hour. All in all, I think we had a successful first day at the beach and hopefully many more to come!
Lily in her tent. Her jumper is Patagonia. Throw is Matthew Williamson for H&M.
Lily dipping her toes in the ocean for the first time. Her jumper is Patagonia.