mother’s day twenty fourteen. part three

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Will and i used to often talk about how we as parents are constantly making memories for our child although for the most part, in the beginning, she will remember nothing

even though i believe that it’s the experiences that make and shape a person into who they are, it would be nice if babies could remember the sweet memories of the beginning of their lives

but, in reality, one really only starts to remember at the age of four, five?

i mean, i can’t remember anything before then

as many times as we have taken Lily to robbie’s, i can only imagine that she will only begin remembering from this point on

at the age of forty one, there aren’t many things i remember or know about my own father

because he was always one short for words but yet filled with secrets

but what i do know about him and what i do remember about him is that he loved the water

when i think of my father as a whole, i think of him and see him surrounded by water

he loved fishing, he loved boating, he loved the beach, he loved anything that has to do with the ocean

the ocean may yet have been his biggest true love and mistress

i’m not sure where exactly i am going with this post other than if there is one thing i would like Lily to remember about me, is my love for the ocean (although i hope she will remember more than that)

a connection that perhaps began with my father

and one that i know Lily already has also

* all photos by DD, Will and i

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after kayaking and paddle boarding per Lily’s request, we went back to the tarpon

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and because all that paddling made us hungry, we sat and ate some delicious fried food. dollar bill y’all!

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oh what a good fun day it was. and long