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What Keeps Me Going

Fridays on this space are dedicated to sharing what keeps me going... A moment, a photo, an event or a memory that stands out against whatever might have gone wrong or felt dark in the last seven days.


This month, Addie has taken on a new venture: swimming lessons. Since our beloved story times are on haitus during May, this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to fill some time with an activity that would get us ready for summer. So far, she seems to like them. Each day we tell her we're going, she exclaims, "Yaaaay! Swimming class!" with her arms high in the air. But once we get there, she isn't always thrilled with all the activities.

For instance, when I swiftly put her head underwater for the first, and so far the only time, she screamed as though I was trying to drown her. When we had her practice laying on her back, she barely tilted her head back and immediately sat up shaking her head saying, "I don't like it."

Then there are the parts she loves, like jumping off the side of the pool into our arms and being swished and swirled around in the water. Last night all three of us were able to go together for the first time. I desperately wanted to capture these moments, as you only have your first swimming lessons once. I also love watching Addie and her dad do just about anything together. The magic between them is so incredibly sweet, it absolutely melts my heart.




Who else could take her from anxiously trying something new to trusting that she is safe and held and eventually having a blast? None other than Daddy.


I would love it if you joined me in sharing what keeps you going! Leave a comment to let me know you're participating and each week, I will include a list of everyone who is playing along.

**Special thanks to my dear friend Jenn, my sister Emily, my honorary Mother-in-Law Mary, and my ever faithful dad for sharing a slice of their week. Kisses and hugs...

9 comments:

Kate said...

This week was a looooong, sloooow, and busy one! What kept me going was looking forward to finally starting the process of MOVING!!! We've owned our house for two weeks now, and so far the only things we've brought over are cleaning supplies and tools. Even though it's probably going to take the next few weeks but right now I'm just psyched about STARTING!!! Hooray!

Dennis said...

I believe today's pictures made my day. I had flashbacks of this little girl called Sara splashing and playing during her first swimming lessons. It's a part of what kept me going this week--my family. Who could count such riches in this world compared to the blessing of my 6 kids (I have sons...not son-in-laws!), one granddaughter, and wife. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Dennis said...

BTW...the middle picture of Curt and Addie looking at each other laughing is now my background on my computer.

em said...

skype, new bible studies, new friends, and the ability to watch tv for a few hours - that was great!

Katie said...

The anticipation of seeing my sister kept me going this week. Very excited to be spending a weekend in DC visiting with her.

Whirliegig said...

I love that you can see the trust in Addie's eyes!

As for me, strawberries and more strawberries have been keeping me going. That and public schooling will be done after this week!

Den Br├Ąckliga said...

Lovely pictures!
What keeps me going at the present is the sun- finally, finally all the snow is gone from our lawn. Can you believe it?

If you want you can check out my latest post (even if you'll just understand the head line) to see my decoration of our verandah, am really looking forward to sit there and relax this summer! (In my dreams..)

Am thinking of you,
take care!
/Lotta

mary said...

Special time with each of my kids on Mother's Day! Church with John and Susy, dinner date with Michael, and a video card and surprise Skype call from Nathan and Emily. I felt quite popular that day.

sara said...

Reading all of your words made me smile today. Thank you for sharing a slice of your life! Hugs all around...