Beyond Our Dreams

by micah
Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

I’ve always loved going to the beach. Ever since I was a child, it’s been my favorite place. There’s something about the sound of the waves, the feel of the wind, the smell of the ocean breeze, and the soft sand between my toes that can immediately give you peace. At an instant, you’ve somehow entered in to a different world.

As you look at the horizon, you don’t know what’s ahead but it’s full of infinite hope. One thing is for sure, whatever it is out there is something good because God is good. The beauty of God’s creation will always point you back to Him. He is everywhere. But there’s something different about the beach that makes me catch my breath.

I’ve been waiting for this vacation since last year. Holy Week is the only time of the year that I don’t have to worry about any business transaction since all businesses are close during those days. I’ve been craving for rest and I’m so glad that I was able to. All I did there was sleep, swim, eat, repeat.

I was there with my family and church friends for our annual church family camp. My sisters and I stayed in a tent where we braved the heavy rain and noisy neighbors for three nights. The youth prepared a lot of games and my sister brought a bunch of board games, so we really had a good time. I also had a chance to take a lot of photos. I haven’t done it in a while, so it felt good to be back behind the lens. Here are the photos that I took:

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

Finding Rest at Hidden Beach Resort

We didn’t book the whole resort so other people were also there, some were very noisy at night, I had a hard time going to sleep during the first two nights. They have rooms, but they are located above the beach area. You still have to go down a couple of steps to get to the beach. They have restrooms near the beach but they’re not clean, so I need to climb up to my parents’ room if I wanted to go to the bathroom (I did this a lot, even in the middle of the night). I drove to get there, and it was the scariest drive of my life. To avoid the crazy traffic, we opted to pass through Manipis Road. And the road was definitely “manipis” (thin). Aside from that, there were roads near the edge of a cliff with no railings at all. One wrong move and you’ll fall. But I praise God for His protection.

Overall, it was an amazing time to relax with family and friends.

“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.” -Ecclesiastes 8:15

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