leaving her mark

I have been dying to put together a post of pictures from our trip to the beach the other day. I had given the camera to each of the girls and it’s pretty mindblowing to get to see the world (and each other) through their eyes.

Alas, posts of pictures take time. And time is a pretty rare commodity around here these days.

I’ll get to it eventually, I promise.

But in the meantime, here are two that I took:


{image is a photo of Brooke writing in the sand with a stick.}

After taking the photo from a distance, I walked over to see what she was writing.

Might it be something profound?

Something life-changing?

A message for all those who would come to the beach after us?

Maybe it would be a reminder to be good to one another, to treat everyone we encounter with love and respect?

A heart, perhaps, just to say, Love was here.

The possibilities were endless.


{image is a photo of the word that Brooke has written in the sand: Poop.}

Well, on the upside, after years of OT, her penmanship really is pretty spectacular.

11 thoughts on “leaving her mark

  1. Ha! Reminds me of Jesus writing in the sand at the stoning of the woman caught in adultery. We’ll never know what he wrote, but I’d willingly believe that it might have been Hebrew for ‘poop’.

      • Well, that’s just exactly the character of Jesus, isn’t it? That’s why I (too) am so addicted to Godspell, because I think it portrays him so brilliantly – you never know whether he’s going to say “Alas, alas to you” or “Did I ever tell you I can read feet?” I reckon there’s about an equal chance that what he wrote in the sand was something profound or something silly. Or he was just doodling, playing for time, avoiding eye contact until they all went away.

      • OMG, Jess the link to your post from 2009! My ASD son thinks farts are the funniest thing in the world right now. If anyone lets one rip (and I live in a house full of boys…) he will start blaming everyone, including his stuffed animals, the lights, the table, a pillow, a blanket, etc. and laugh hysterically as he calls them all out! “Daddy did it! Hahahahahaha!” “The light did it! Hahahahaha!” Cracks us all up.

  2. I love that girl! She is priceless! She’s come a long way. If she writes poop in the sand, she’s writing(and she’s writing what most kids her age are writing) on her own, with no prompts from anyone. I think that’s pretty cool. This made my morning. 🙂

  3. As I’m looking at the picture, my first thought was, ” I bet she’s writing “vagina” in the sand and she probably has a very big smile on her face too”.

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