I had been a stay-at-home mom for 7 years when I got a job at Skagit County 911 as a dispatcher. It was a very stressful time for me and we didn’t have a lot of money to spend. As my husband and my 20th anniversary approached, I didn’t know whether or not we would have the money to do anything. We heard about Seabrook from a friend and were able to purchase a few nights in Beach Camp. I can’t even begin to express the sense of wonder and magic we found upon our arrival. The crushed shell pathways and string lights on all of the little cabins instantly showed us we had made the right decision.
Those few days meant everything to me. It was an oasis of peace and happiness. We ran down to the beach every night to watch the sunset and cheered with delight when we found a sand dollar. We had our own personal firepit and exchanged small tokens of our love to each other next to the campfire. That was almost 10 years ago. Since then, our kids have grown up, we’ve seen some challenging times, and we’ve seen some incredible times. I have become the Operations Manager at our 911 Center and my husband is now the Senior Project Supervisor for a busy commercial construction company. Life can still be very stressful and we’ll find ourselves in need of a getaway to what we consider our “sanctuary.” We’ve returned to Seabrook many times throughout the years. Sometimes just the two of us, sometimes with our three amazing kids, and nowadays with our kids and their spouses (and sometimes their pets).
We’ve watched Seabrook change and grow so much over the years. To this day…that last part of the drive towards the beach never fails to fill us with that same sense of wonder and anticipation of the time we’ll spend together. I’m sure we’ll be coming back with our grandkids one day. Seabrook lives in my heart and I really feel like a part of me lives in Seabrook as well.