I have been thinking a lot about my boys when they were younger. I guess all mothers do this, and I expect that’s why grandchildren are so loved. But, I came across some photos that I took when we went to visit my father back in 2007. We had such a good time! The boys love the water and they had a lot of fun playing. I especially love this photo of Stephen – that little smile. Hard to think of him as a little one without a smile coming to my face. Enjoy!
Journaling: Before the boys and I moved to Florida, we used to go down to visit my father, who still lived in the house in which I grew up. A visit to Grandpa meant beach, boat and motorcycle!
I have always loved the sunshine, the beach, boating – anything to do with water. And my boys certainly take after me in that regard. Stephen, who in this photo was 7 years old, LOVES the water. The sand -well, he can take it or leave it. But the water is another matter. He would charge into the water, chasing the waves and pretending they were enemies of the realm and he was there to defend us and save the world.
Those were good times.
Stephen has always been my smiler. From the moment he wakes up, until the moment he falls asleep, he is smiling.
He will always be my little ray of sunshine.
Ft. Myers Beach – July 21, 2007