A surprise, weekend family trip to the coast is doing my soul a lot of good. My sons are 6 and 4 and had never seen the ocean... we live 2.5 hours away from it. Guys, law enforcement family life is hard. Really, really hard. There aren’t a lot of family vacations and precious moments and memories all together. There is a lot of single parenting, making huge decisions by yourself, deep caverns of loneliness and not having your person to talk to at the end of hard days. I’m immensely proud of what my husband does but it takes a huge toll on marriage and family. In short, my soul needed the ocean, a good family escape and the joy of seeing my two little boys squeal in the waves today. Thank you Lord for days like these.