My heart! Going back through pictures in 2014, I found these ones from when brother took his daughter to the pool on our Grammie’s most recent visit to Portland. The littlest one spent the summer getting used to swimming where her toes can’t reach. Although she looks like a baby chimp clinging to her Mama in these pictures, the little woman now kicks and glides and floats after all this year’s practice.
Her dad’s always been a dolphin, scaring everyone when he would jump in the deep end without hesitation at the mature age of two. Even still, his method of teaching her to swim was a lesson in trust, bonding and total security in the water. My heart swells to know what an awesome father he is.