Ever since I was a little girl, the beach has always been such a truly special place to go to. As I was raised in Kentucky, we had special trips with my Mom to the beach in South Carolina. The summers were a busy time for my Father with his work at the market. I remember spending days at the beachside fondly. My Mother reminded me of how I climbed up to a window which looked out onto the ocean and said, “Thank you God for bringing the beach to me.” I have no recollection of saying that but whenever I am given time to be near any beach, I still give thanks.