Saturday, June 12, 2010

Life Lessons

The greatest times I spend with my kids are usually at the beach.  There is enough going on there that you really can't get bored.  Sometimes Derek and Ashley are in the water swimming and playing together.  Sometimes separately.  Sometimes one is in the water while the other is on the beach playing in the sand or reading a book.  Sometimes we all are in the water together and having fun.  The three of us talk alot with each other since it is like a world separate from our everyday world and we think about different things and communicate differently in that atmosphere.  It can be a great bonding experience.  I snapped this shot of a dad and his son last night.  While watching them, I realized this was a strong relationship building moment.  Kind of like what you see at those corporate team building camps where you have to put your trust into your coworkers.  This time it was a father developing or strengthening  trust from his son.  I think it also was the young boy struggling with taking a chance and wanting to please his father.  Of course, when you're in the moment you aren't thinking of these things.  But, sitting back and watching it happen, makes it all clear what is really going on. It's a wonderful thing.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful picture and explanation. This may be my favorite of all you've taken.