We stayed at the Beachfront Hotel in Hokitika which is in the middle of the west coast of the South Island. It’s hard to choose a place to stay when all you see are google images. Bob and I were a little worried as we entered the town. It was a bit sketchy but once we got to our room we were delighted to see that we were right on the beach and our view was completely unobstructed and the bed and shower were great. One thing about this trip…we have had amazing views in every place.
Bob wanted to go get a picture of this piece of word art spelling the name of the city but it was raining. He will be delighted that I found it on Google Images:)!
We had had a hard converstation on the ride to Hokitika. Bob posed the question that if our labor of love efforts don’t get funded, built or created …what would be next? I was reminded of something I read at the beginning of this sabbatical but perhaps buried it because of what it would mean to my future and sense of failure. Here is a excerpt of my notes:
I was grateful for a long walk alone along a beach that early evening. There is something about water, waves and sand that make for perfect moments to think… This was our sunset that evening.
As the discouragment made it to hard to talk, we came across the remains of an almost undestinquishable broken and worn out pier and I was reminded of Peter and his pier. I picked up a perfect small white stone from the beach and held onto it for my entire walk. I can’t say why I felt comfort but I needed something to hold onto.
I have determined that perspective is the best way to manage my feelings. In the end all that matters is what I already have…the rest is just a bonus. Speaking of what really matters ~
I love this little boy. Look at how handsome he is. He is my joy.