It always amazes me the memories that we hold dear to us. I love hearing peoples stories for this very reason.
My boys memories are especially sweet for me because they often have a profound deepness about them and sometimes they are seriously silly!
Last year I blogged about our oldest experiencing a golf camp here.
Here are both of our boys at golf camp today. JC is seven and CC is almost five. (We snuck him in!) They were very excited to go together and ride in the golf cart, putting the ball down hill very carefully and driving the ball towards a yellow flag.
The boys are waiting for camp to begin. Papa is in the background chatting to the instructor.
The boys were ready and in the car before any of us this morning… thank goodness the car was in the garage or they would have had to get out because it was hot, hot, hot today!
The boys getting ready to ride the cart down to the driving range. JC brought up a memory from last year. Nana had walked down to the driving range to watch him hit the ball. At the end of the session Nana decided to race the golf cart back up the hill. JC remembered her running fast. And in true Nana fashion, she won the race!
How can this only be a year ago? How could she have been in the hospital only a month later? And DEAD five months later?
Beautiful, driven Nana.
Boys who cherished her presence.
I love the order of golf. The manicured lawns (Don’t want to think about how they get that way!), the beautifully placed flowers, the nicely layed out sand traps (at least when you aren’t playing.) and the friendly atmosphere like you are part of one big “Club”.
Our oldest got a taste of golf course life this week as he did a three day mini-camp at a local golf resort. He loved hitting his “big dog”, riding in the cart and the ice cooler with cold water on the side. Amazing!
In the “Easy Guide to the Etiquette and Rules of Golf” that my son got on the first day, it states that you introduce yourself on the first tee AND when you finish playing you thank them for their company and shake their hand. Plus they don’t allow cell phone on the golf course. Can you imagine that skills and conversations that these players are able to have without any distractions from technology?
While JC was at camp, I have had the opportunity to walk around with CC and OC. We have had a relaxing time. First, it is so peaceful. No cars within the pathways surrounding the golf course, just my feet pounding along the path. Second, we have seen amazing wildlife: birds, butterflies, marmots, ducks and even a few turtles came to say hello.
We eagerly awaited JC’s return from the practice range.
The little brothers were very excited to see him pull up in the golf cart, especially when it was the hockey cart!