We spent this past weekend in tiny little Adrian, Michigan. We journey there every year about this time for a family reunion with my FIL’s family. We gather at a hotel and party in the conference room. We typically rent a room for the night and let the kids play in the hallways and swim in the pool.
In all years prior we have taken advantage of the playing in the hallways, but only minimally explored the swimming in the pool. Eli would never move away from the steps that lead him into the water. He always just sat on the lowest step he could that still kept him fully above the water and watched the other kids play.
I posted recently that the boys have been taking swimming lessons and that Eli was actually beginning to do some things. He continued to want to stay near the wall but would try a few things.
This weekend all that changed. This weekend we got this:
and it was amazing.
I smiled until my cheeks hurt. My eyes watered with the utmost pride. My heart, like the Grinch’s, grew AT LEAST 3 sizes!
A mommy couldn’t as for a better gift!!!