Wednesday, June 1, 2011
52 Photos Project / Week Six / A Memory
Wonderful times in the Outer Banks!
This week's photo prompt was so easy for me . . . when I think of a memory I always go directly back to our yearly vacations in the Outer Banks. Ever since my son Curt was one year old (he is going to be 31 this summer and Drew will be 28 this month!) we would go to the Outer Banks for a week. Many times over the years we always went with my husband's family and we shared the expenses of the cottage. As our families continued to grow, so did our cottages! Our beach weeks were filled with love and laughter, meals together, games at night, all the grandchildren climbing Jockey's Ridge with their granddaddy at sunset and bonding as a family unit. All of the children are adults now and they still speak of our summers together in the OBX. This photo was taken on the sand dune and I remember it like it was yesterday!! I guess I could have found a picture of just the beach, or a sand dune or the sun shining over the ocean, but including my children in it struck my heart! It is a constant reminder of the sweetness in my life. We still love going to the Outer Banks, and my husband and I hope to retire there and truly make it our home. I can't wait for that time.
What wonderful times when your children are small and need you for everything. Our children grow up so fast, at least I know mine did! They still need mom and dad, but in a very different way. It felt good to go back and find this photo. Having a reminder of a very special time in my life is a good thing. Thanks Bella for bringing a wonderful memory back to the front of my thoughts! I am enjoying being a part of this 52 Photo Project!