This image is one of my favorite images. We had just rowed back “home” to the boat from a morning of shell seeking, and Mia was taking stock of her treasures.
The sun was so hot, the shells were so white, and the water was so refreshing and lovely.
This is the memory that my kids will have of their summers……their lives, for that matter. Days spent sailing and shell seeking on an isolated island, surfing, the warm tropical sun, the love of God and proud parents who not only love them, but each other as well. It is everything I wanted as a child, and I am grateful my kids have it.
The rest is simply gravy.