Since Em had hurt her knee, there was no way that she could get around the beach on crutches.
My kids are very fortunate in that they have a dad who would do anything for them. During our time in Tampa, we hit the beach one day and he was recruited to be the Little Mermaid. (I'll spare you the full body, but they completed it with shell decorations and all.)
He carried Em to the water, to the towels, to the water, to the sand castles, to the water, to the towels, to the water, to the towels, to the water......
Abs is a hard kid. Very hard. Sometimes I think that no one can love her like I do, but I know he does.
Our time is limited, but he has done his best over the last year to leave his children with memories to hopefully hold them over until he returns again.