On Friday, I texted Adam on his lunch break that the pond at Garry Point was frozen and people were skating and playing hockey there. The last time it froze over in January, Adam couldn't make it because of a big English filming group project so I didn't want him to miss this chance...we get so few of them here on the west coast.
He texted me back after school to say he was going out to pho with friends in Steveston so wouldn't be going skating. At about 5:15pm, as I was getting snuggled in on the couch to watch the prime time Olympics show on CBC, my cell phone rang and it was Adam. After pho, he and his friends walked over to Garry Point and when Adam saw the frozen pond glowing in the light of the setting sun, he knew he just had to skate on it.
So I grabbed his skates and gloves and threw his hockey stick in my car and headed over to Garry Point. There wasn't much sunlight left in the sky (hence, the not so good photos) but Adam was smiling ear to ear as he glided across the ice.
His friends watched shivering from the edgeo of the pond and I waited near the parking lot to take Adam home, knowing that I helped make a memorable moment for my son.