How to make a little boy’s day…

So a couple of days ago, I posted about Colin’s fixation with the Port of Charleston. Two days later, I got a tweet from the CRBJ that the largest cargo ship to ever enter Charleston had come (and gone) that afternoon. We missed it!!!! There were a few photos in the paper but Colin was really, really disappointed that we didn’t see it.

Well, the very next morning, I received an email from Pat Stuckart (the IT guy in my office). I’ve posted several of Pat’s photos on my blog before. Believe it or not, he had gone out and taken photos of the MSC Rita while it was at the Wando Terminal. Colin was SO excited!! Again, it was sweet to see how God does little things for us to show His love 🙂

Here is the MSC Rita in all her glory. If anyone knows when she will next be in port, PLEASE let me know!

Thanks to Pat Stuckart for making my son’s day. If you’d like to see more of Pat’s photography, you can click on his name

Port Sunset

Colin is obsessed with the Port of Charleston. I don’t say that lightly. He even wanted to have his birthday party there! Colin is 6 and talks like a true authority on all things related to the port. On our way to school each morning we take the 526 bridge over the Wando River. While I enjoy looking at the beautiful scenery and boats, Colin observes what’s happening at the port. Our conversations often go like this:

“Look Mom!! A Maersk and a MOL are there today” or “I wonder why MSC has two cargo ships at port?”

The boy knows how many cranes there are at the Wando terminal, how many ships pass through on a given day, that MSC stands for “Mediterranean Shipping Company”, how many crew members are on a cargo ship during a transatlantic voyage, and that the Emma Maersk is the largest cargo ship ever.

So needless to say, this photo will soon be printed and framed in his room! Chad took Davis to the river to watch dolphins and captured this fabulous photo on his iPhone.

I think it’s pretty cool that little boys love stuff like this. I learn something new every day being in a family of boys and it brings me so much joy. Who ever thought that I would find a port sunset photo beautiful? Well, I certainly do when I can see it through the eyes of my beloved son. 🙂