Chasing Sunrises

Since I was a little girl, I’ve been a morning person. I love the secret quality of feeling like I’m up before the world. I have always loved running at dawn, watching the sun come up.

In Bend we have the most lovely mountain sunset view. We treasure it. But I’ve been missing sunrises and last summer I told Ross I want to start watch the sun come up…as many times as possible. It’s a little treasure, a moment appreciate the grace of another day of life.

Today was a gift.

We drove our little RV to Smathers Beach before dawn, parked and made pour-over coffee inside on our gas stove. Then we walked onto the beach at 7AM and waited for the 7:12 scheduled arrival of the sun. She did not disappoint.