Interestingly enough, we took the three hour drive in search of the Georgetown Lighthouse only to learn upon our arrival that it could only be seen by boat. A 4 hour boat ride to be exact, 2 out and 2 back. And there were not enough hours of light left in the day. Disappointment immediately set in.
But we continued on until we made our way to Pawleys Island. An island that has been around since the 1700s, making it one of the oldest seaside resorts in America.
We happened on a quiet, picturesque beach. And the kids immediately set out to explore.
We found treasures galore.
We breathed in the salty air. We walked. We listened to the waves as the sun lowered behind the horizon.
We had a beautiful day.
It definitely was not the picture I imagined in my head as we started south that morning.
Pawleys Island has reminded me that although life is bound to have disappointing twists and turns, the outcome could be better than we had even imagined if we just untie the ribbons.
...life's gifts just waiting to be unwrapped.
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