I love the images that Carly Marie has taken of names in the sand in honor of children who families have loved and lost. And I have always wanted to honor Michael by writing his name in the sand some place special.
This year, on his birthday, M1 and I happened to be on the Northern Coast of Spain. While it was amazingly beautiful, it was hard to be away from Don and the other M's on a day we have spent together for the previous four years.
Our group's schedule allowed me to get away and write his name on the beach in San Sebastian. Unfortunately, the weather was turning ugly, and there was no hope of a sunset. But it made me happy to see his name in the sand, and I hope it made him happy, too!