Let Freedom Ring and Splash!

Memorial Day Weekend...

Remember when you were a kid and practically lived in the pool on hot Summer days? 
Swimming so long and happily that sunburns and fatigue seemed like the ridiculous folly of adulthood...

Discovering the first time that you could swim without wings, touch a toe to the shallow end, swim alone in the deep end...


Now I have Mommy memories of the endless days of Summer. The first time they're little toes meet the water...the first time they try to "swim" on their own...making juice and serving cookies...cuddling little happy people with blue, chattering lips...

Daddy bought her a new swimsuit. 
He picked it out himself and when he gave it to her she smiled bigger than big, hugged it to her and said "For ME???" 

Summer is a ridiculously short season in Northeast Ohio. But I think these days are sometimes worth two as mommies have an excuse to sit in the sun for hours and just enjoy watching the children...and daddies have an excuse to act like little boys. Uncles get pushed in the pool with their sneakers on. A little person occasionally needs a hero to pull her out of depths beyond her height. 

Happy Memorial Day! And a huge prayer of gratitude for all those who have given their lives to preserve the freedoms we enjoy this weekend! Thank you to all currently serving and to your families who sacrifice to let you do what you do. God bless you!!!




Posted on May 30, 2010 and filed under "Memorial Day", "swimming".