MEMORIES of MOMMA*:
It took Momma a solid five minutes to work up the gumption to touch this sea star. There was also about five minutes worth of me egging her on. I kept telling her how it didn't feel at all like she would expect, and that she just had to stick her hand in the water.
Initially, she emphatically said, "Helllll nawwwwh!" But eventually, she stuck one finger under the water's surface, cautiously and gently petting the sunfish.
I can't get enough of her sweet, curious expression in this photo!
*It's Day 69 of my 71 day photo series in honor of my dear sweet Momma who passed away on 03.21.2016 after a harrowing 71 day health battle. Those 71 days do not define her. Oh no. What defines her — and me — are the incredible 66 years that she lived her life. I hope you enjoy these snapshots of the beautiful moments and memories of her life.