(my new all-time favorite picture!)
Zoya was mesmerized by the ocean. She loved watching the waves and waiting for them to crash into her! There is just something about the ocean that makes everything in the world right. There's something about the soft sand under your feet allowing you to sink deeper and deeper as each wave crashes over your feet. There's something about listening to the rhythmic splash and crash and hum of the waves. It is a beautiful, peaceful place. I stook there with Zoya watching the water meet the sand and praising God for all of His beautiful creations. As I watched Zoya experience the ocean for the first time I felt as if I were seeing it for the first time as well. Seeing old things through Zoya's new beatufiul baby blue eyes makes this life way more exciting!