My brother had a great idea a couple of years ago on our annual vacation in Hilton Head, SC - - buy a cheap, disposable, water-resistant camera for $10 and take pictures of the two of us and my mom in the ocean.
Then, we go to the Internet Cafe / Souvenir Shop, buy one of those tacky vacation frames, put one of the pictures in it and give it to my mom.
She now has three of these in her apartment. This will make four.
But look at this fun picture that we have from this year's vacation...
Isn't that great?!? I love the "Norma Desmond Put Vaseline-On-The-Lens" glowy quality it has and the way the light is shimmering off the water in the lower left hand corner of the picture.
On our first visit to Hilton Head, my brother bought my mother that cheap, little round float and it is now her favorite possession at the beach.
My mother likes nothing better than to lay back in the water inside that float and just drift. The more calm the waves are, the better.
When the day comes that my mother is no longer with us on this planet, this is how I will picture her in Heaven.
Laying back. At peace. Not a care in the world.