Wednesday, March 11, 2009

4 x 6 of Colin

Pictures are my thing and I have albums that chronicle every year since PaulA and I were married. I also have great memories which are just as vivid, never yellow with age and I can take them with me. I have a 4 x 6 of Colin imprinted in my memory…one that I always carry with me…one that I will never, ever…never forget.

We were on a family vacation for 3 weeks in Manomet. PaulA had to leave the beach for a few days to do some business. (Someone has to pay for our fun…Thank you PaulA.) In the morning, Colinboy, age 5, asked me if we could go to the local hardware store to buy a kite. There had been a storm the night before and we woke to an incredible windy, blue sky day…a perfect 10 for kite flying.

At the hardware store, Colinboy picked out a kite in the shape of a shark. Luckily for me, he chose a kite that was easy to assemble. I guess he realized at an early age his mom was fumble fingers. In 3 easy steps (as the directions promised) we had the shark put together.

Colinboy couldn’t wait to send his new kite soaring. He scrambled down the beach stairs and started running. Through teary eyes I watched my beautiful towhead boy dressed in orange swim trunks, run up and down the white sandy beach. I can still see Colin’s hair swirling in the wind with the deep blue sky overhead…and the proud smile on his face when he yelled,

“Look mom, the shark is flying!”

I will never, ever…never forget it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how about colin with the green bucket on his head and rain boots, shorts and no shirt walking in the rain in the Canton neighborhood?! - or holding up the 5 inch fish - his first from Rabbit Pond?! - lot's of good 4x^'s in the brain vault!