Favorite Memory: Waving Goodbye

December 15, 2011

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Each day, I go check flickr to see more photos of your favorite family memories. It’s a bright spot in my day! This morning, the photos reminded me of one of my own favorite memories — the day we waved goodbye to the Atlantic Ocean.

It was just a few weeks before we moved to Denver. We had lived in New York for 8 years and were broken-hearted to leave. To help my kids say goodbye, we made a list of all of our favorite New York activities (like walking across the Brooklyn Bridge) and put them all on a calendar. One of the very first activities, was waving goodbye to the ocean. I remember that day so clearly! The fog, the empty beach, seeing my kids climbing the boulders. I’m going to tear up just thinking about it…


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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barchbo December 15, 2011 at 9:59 am

And now you live beyond the other side of the Atlantic – isn’t life magical?!
I love those photos – the gray day is a wonderful backdrop.

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2 Mary December 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

Whew! It only took me ten days to figure out why my pictures weren’t showing up, but they’re finally out there! Love those beach shots – the ocean is so magical.

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3 Beth December 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

I uploaded mine! I can’t see it with the others, but its there, hope you can see it!!!!

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4 Melanie Saucier December 15, 2011 at 10:34 am

My comment is not about the contest but about the idea of taking the time to “say good-bye”. We haven’t done this when we left Quebec City to Toronto. We left in a hurry. Now I realize it would have help my oldest son who was 4 at the time.
We plan to move again sooner or later so I am bookmarking this. It’ll be part of a new ritual for our family.
Thanks so much :)

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5 Lauren December 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm

This made me incredibly emotional, too! I miss New York every single day.

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6 invitation consultants December 15, 2011 at 2:13 pm

how sweet

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7 robin December 15, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I must be crazy because I joined Flickr just to enter! Just as a note : Apparently you have to upload atleast 5 public photos BEFORE you’ll start seeing your photos in searches and photostreams and it may take a couple of days before they appear…so submit sooner rather than later new Flickr users!

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8 Mya Maternity December 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I love those photos. Beautiful setting. Thanks for sharing.

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