Memories that stick

IMG_4303One moment lasted a little more than an hour, the next, maybe ten minutes max, but once they were gone, they were gone.

I’m talking of course about two moments that my wife and I experienced at the beach a few weeks ago: one was a beautiful sunrise and our walk on the beach and the other was a surprise rainbow that appeared after a day of showers.

We stumbled across both scenes and they were gone in a blink of a moment. Despite the passage of time, I can’t stop thinking about either one of them. They’ve stayed with me.

When I’ve come home exhausted from a long day of work, I think of the feel of my wife’s hands in mine and the sand between my feet. When I hit a huge pothole in the road and steams starts to come out of my ears, I think of the sweet taste of the water ice that we slurped down watching the rainbow.

IMG_4235.JPGThe images are fused now into my brain. They remind me of the laughs and happier times. They remind me that stress lasts for a moment, family lasts a lifetime.

We all have ups and downs, we have good moments and bad ones. I keep going . . . because of my family. To steal from a well-worn cliche, they keep me going through the thick and thin.


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