Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Florida Memories

It's been nearly 24 years since we took our kids (just the two 18-month-old boys boys at that time) to St. Augustine Beach for the first of what would become two decades of annual visits. One day, on a morning just like this - clear and cool and sunny -- I discovered, as I was getting dressed, that Josh was awake in his crib, and asked if he wanted to go out for a walk with me. Of course he was enthusiastic, and so at probably about 7:00 am I carried him and one of the strollers down to the beach and pushed him along the water for a mile or two.

The ocean sparkled in the sunlight, and Josh was so blonde and so full of joy.

8 comments:

Karen said...

I feel the longing in that post. Oh to be with the boys again in that sunshine with the sparkling sea stretching forever.
Hugs.

Michelle said...

{{{{GG}}}}}

It's like trying to hold onto light...

Kathryn J said...

Thinking of you and Josh.

Quotidian Grace said...

What a blessed memory, GG.

Magdalene6127 said...

Beautiful and painful.

Rev SS said...

(((GG)))

Carol said...

{{{{{GG}}}}}}
Beautiful memory.

karen gerstenberger said...

Ah, thank God for beautiful memories like this one. I wish he were there with you now.