Friday, January 11, 2013

Five Minute Friday: DIVE

Five Minute Friday.  Where you have a topic that you write on for 5 minutes.  This week's topic?


Brown legs dangle over the edge.  I can't Mommy.  I'm scared.  It's deep.

You can do it, Honey.  I am right here.  You can swim.

But the water is so deep!

Yes, but if the water is over your head, it's over your head.  If you can swim in 5 feet, you can swim in 12.

Will you be right there, Mommy?

Yes, Sweetie.  Right here.  Waiting for you.

Ok, Mommy.  I'm going to do it.

Ok.  You can do it.  I know you can!

Trots to the end of the board.  Peers into the blue depths.  Looks at me for reassurance.  Stands up just a bit straighter.  Focuses ahead.  Looks down.


Bobs to the surface.  Paddles.  Looks for me.  Huge grin.

I did it, Mommy!

Hauls out of the water and drips on my shorts, small brown arms wrapping around my waist.

Yay!  My hero!  My Elizabeth.

At 3 years old.

Yes, I still remember the little days.

Sometimes it's not a dive that you need, beautiful and swan like, but a trot and a jump will do the trick.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes we are that graceful swan and sometimes we are that ugly duckling. What really matters is taking that dive even when we are scared.

    Sweet story!