These are moments that we treasure at the time, but with everyday life being so hectic, are apt to be forgotten, often not thought of again, or even shared with others.
Last Sunday was a very windy, not particularly warm, late autumn day. Bronni, Brooke, Skylar & I were at the beach on the Gower to see how the Surfability children were getting on with their lesson – yes, there were about eight keen young surfers in the water, each with their helper, parents proudly looking on. All of them taking home their memories of an hour or so in the the surf, doing what other kids do, something their parents never dreamed their little one would have the opportunity to, but can, thanks to a little support from the Gumby Legacy project & an enthusiastic team brought together by my girl, Bronwen!
While Bronwen took Skylar off to talk to the parents, Brooke & I did what she likes best on the beach, dawdling up the sand, drawing pictures of woofies (dogs to you) in the wet sand, looking for exciting shells & things (just like her Uncle Jeremy used to), when she spotted a green milk bottle top racing along the sand in front of us. We watched for a few seconds, this top getting further & further away from us, & then she gave chase, running along behind it – it sped on it’s way a good 25 or 30 yards, and stopped just as she bent down to catch it. Her eyes lit up with joy, she looked at me & said ‘take a picture, Ouma!’ So I did. To share her wow moment with her Mum & Dad, to let her be able to look at the picture & remember, & to share with you.
Wow moments are to treasure – & share! Please share yours with us, because that is what Gumby always did with us, & what he would wish for, too…