Why Every Mom Deserves a Mother's Day at the Beach
I remember 27 years ago when I first became a mother, I was young and my newfound role as a mother, added to wife and employee, was overwhelming.
Soon I was a parent of two, then three, then four…and even though I learned the delicate balance of multiple ball practices simultaneously while taking on room mom/team mom challenges and maintaining my role of carpool queen, I still found exhaustion to sometimes get the better of me. I don’t know who looked forward to summer break more . . . me or the kids.
Our summer vacations always led us to the beach. And, even with four kids in tow, the beach offered serenity to me in doses unmatched elsewhere. Something about the sound of the waves, the feel of the sand and basking in the sun’s warmth rejuvenated me in a powerful way. It seemed to do the same for my children who looked forward to beach time for months and always cried when we packed to journey back home. I had raised a pack of beach bunnies!
Through the years, the children got older and occasionally my husband and I would sneak away for a weekend at the beach A L O N E! Sometimes these trips would be in celebration of something (anniversary, birthday, promotion, etc.) and sometimes the trips would be to escape the daily grind. Either way, the gorgeous blue/green waters of Alabama’s Gulf of Mexico juxtaposing sugary-white, sandy shores has always been the perfect antidote for whatever ails me.
May is coming quickly and I know with it comes the question: What do you want for Mother’s Day? A trip to Orange Beach will be my answer . . . an answer my family has heard over and over. What if it’s too cold? What if it rains? My answer has been resounded so many times that my kids will repeat it back to me before I have time to utter it again: “A bad day at the beach is better than a good day anywhere else,” they will recite. And they’ll be correct.
Every mom deserves a Mother’s Day trip to the beach to recharge her spirit, to pamper her body and to recharge her soul. How do you make sure Mom has that perfect day? So glad you asked, because I have tips for you to plan Mom’s weekend in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area and give her what she deserves.