Saturday, March 19, 2016

BREATHE

chilling in Batam


These past weeks have been extremely trying. Sprouting teeth means we're back to newborn sleepless nights. Solid food means preparation. Cleaning, steaming, blending, freezing, washing and repeat. It also resulted in diarrhea, constipation and a myriad of other tummy things (including lots of loud farts which are hilarious).


So I was grateful to be able to take in the sea breeze, wade into the waters at low tide and spend half the day in the swimming pool. A little retreat to a beach resort with no internet and no tech was really what we needed. It wasn't a popular beach destination, neither did it have spectacular food or entertainment. But the place was practically empty, meaning we had the entire pool and rocky beach to ourselves for the most part.


Turi Beach, Batam, Indonesia


Nongsa Marina, Batam, Indonesia


sunrise from Turi Beach


We were also pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this magnificent sunrise at the adjacent resort during our morning stroll. We took our time, to stroll, to stare and to simply breathe.


the happy traveler


my new cot?


As it turned out, humblet was a sporting little traveler. Making squeaky noises at the other passengers on board the ferry. Chomping down fruits and snacks during meal times. And best of all, actually sleeping early despite not having a bed of her own.

Perhaps this marks the beginning of many tiny trips with the tiny human. Who knows?

Whatever it is, I'm back with a heart full of gratitude.

Grateful,
Amy

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