I can see why people live near the ocean. Yes, this is the Mediterranean, same thing though, right?
The blue waters that I've always seen in pictures of Greece online are for real. It reminded me of the only time I've been in the Caribbean but deeper, more sapphire than aquamarine. Birthstones on the brain. The pictures you see before you are unedited. It is truly kind of hard to take a bad picture during these European mini-vacations we've gone on. When I look back over past trips I feel so overwhelmingly blessed to have seen and experienced all we've been allowed to this year. Thank you all, faithful readers, for joining us on each journey with joy because it's hard to share these things without feeling like it's showing off. When we video chat with friends and family back home I'm sometimes at a loss for what to talk about when we're asked what we've been up to because this isn't real-life. It's temporary and I'm pretty thankful for that too. As is our bank account (yikes). But mostly I am so humbled by God and how He's allowed us to live this past year plus in Belgium and beyond. I know without a doubt that this is all blessings from Him. We don't deserve it, but I'll take it.