Sand, sun, seagulls, the sound of waves lapping at the shore… balm to the soul. For many years my husband and I had made it a tradition to take the day of our anniversary off and hang out at the beach like a couple of beach bums. It was September 13 and once again the beach was calling. But this particular trip to the beach was like none other. Most years we return with recharged batteries and renewed feelings of love. But this year we brought home a lot more.