Our son Cody was born with birth defects and we later discovered developmental delays. The one thing he never ever has lacked in laughter and love.
Our first family trip to Seabrook included our family of six and my mom and dad. Life in the Midwest doesn’t allow you the opportunity for the beauty and breathtaking views of Moclips and Pacific Beach. It was like a dream to stay in a beautiful home with a fun theme and drink the surroundings into your soul.
We first visited in 2013 and Cody was two. We piled our family of 8 in the big van and drove from Kansas headed west. We fell in love the minute we began the winding track up the 109. The beach was the first thing we had to see. The big kids kicked off their tennis shoes and headed for the water. They jumped into the cold Pacific waters clothes and all. Cody stayed on the beach digging in the sand. He played so hard and had so much fun. His first trip to the ocean! Then out of no where he handed my dad a piece of a sea shell. His tiny had reaching out for my Dad and with the loudest voice you can imagine from a little boy… “TREASURE! MY TREASURE!”
He spoke his first words! Finally at age two and a half!!!! We all stood there shocked and excited. Did he just say something? What did he say? Say it again, baby. “My treasure” and he went back to digging in the wet sand, smiling, obviously looking for the very next piece of treasure. We waited over 2 years to hear his voice, his thoughts and it was the most beautiful moment. When he was born, we were told he wouldn’t walk. Then when he walked, we were told he wouldn’t run. The specialists told us he may never speak. BUT THERE HE WAS running from one tiny hole to another, back to Grandpa and every time he would hand a piece of shell, driftwood or pebble he would say those two beautiful words. By the end of the day his bucket was full.
Seabrook holds a place in our hearts and we return whenever we can because it is our treasure too!