Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gone Swimming

We hit the pool for the first time yesterday. It was quite the experience. I have one that jumps into my arms from the side of the pool with wild abandon (Kate) and one that wants to have a chat with me everytime, "Mommy I want to hold two hands not one and I want you to come closer Mommy." (Carson) Carson does  this thing with his eyebrows where they both point up when he's really unsure. He was doing that a lot yesterday. But it was the first swim of the season.

And if I know my kids they will be little swimmers by the end of the summer. Of course the water already felt like bath water. Seriously? I hate Texas summers. But I guess that's what happens when you live in a place where it's still 95 with the sun down.

But I told the kids we would go a lot this summer. They are so much easier to handle than last year. I felt like they were using me as a lifesaver the entire time clinging for dear life.

But yesterday I felt them ease up. Even Carson. Kate kept repeating what I told her when we got there to herself and then to Carson, "There's nothin' to be afraid of." I kept reassuring them "Mommy is an excellent swimmer." Because I may not be good at a whole lot in my life but one thing I am confident about is that I can swim. I've always been at ease in the water and I really hope that I can teach my kids the same ease this summer.


God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6