I had to include this bench in the picture because it is so NOT Spring Lake. But, there it was among the manicured gardens. It probably still hasn't been attended to since the storm.
is truly soul soothing to me. I was lucky beyond words or pictures to grow up in such an ideallic beautiful place and will be forever grateful to my parents. This was where I called home the first 23 years of my life. As you can see
by the picture of my mom, I had
a lot to live up to. I respected her and
her wishes and never wanted to disaapoint her in any way. We have a good relationship where she will actually tell me how much she appreciates me for our friendship. I always have some guilt no matter what, but feel she is proud of me. As a parent
the feeling of pride is the best gift a parent could ask for. I truely think my mom has had a wonderful life. I think she was a good mother, but the teenage years of her children turned out nothing like she imagined. After WWII there was such an ideallic way of life for the American family. The sixties brought out a social storm into the households that was hard to adjust to. It was a whirlwind of changes and the younger generation was winning and my parents didn't like that one bit.
I decided for this vacation I would visit a different light house each day. I have a vacation. But, we own a store in Asbury Park. How do I relax, but not just spend my time on the couch watching TV. So, a couple of weeks ago I decided to take a road trip each day and visit a different Lighthouse.It seems funny to take pictures of places I passed by everyday. I totally take them for granted. But, after superstorm Sandy I take nothing for granted.
This panel below is a dedication to the old panels that were destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. The reliefs are on the building, but I don't know if they will be left as a relief or painted.
So, my day was enriching, enlightning and soothed the soul. My favorite observation for the day that I would NOT photograph was a man about my age leaning on the rail, baseball cap and sunglasses with a rosary. I don't know what he was praying for but, as I walked to my car I decided to pray very hard that this man's prayers would be answered.
Since it was a Saturday all the chuches were full of weddings. I have a wonderful feeling of satisfaction for my life at this age and every wish I ever wished upon a star has come true for me. I want to document this so my family knows truely what they mean to me. They are a dream come true for me.