March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Little Bit Stronger

Walker is taking swimming lessons.  If any of you saw me at the pool last summer you know that this has the potential of being a HUGE challenge.  We are taking lessons from a friend who others affectionately call the "swim whisperer" - you know kinda like the "horse whisperer".  She is awesome and has been great for teaching my children to swim.  There are lots of ways to teach a child to swim, and she is the approach we need. 
Yesterday was Day 3 which is typically the break through day.  Two years ago this was not true for us.  Walker screamed everyday for the entire two weeks even though he was capable of swimming when his head was in the water.
Thankfully this year is different!  Tuesday Walker resisted, cried, screamed, ran, and manipulated in an effort not to swim.  Though by the end of the class, he had a smile on his face and was actually looking forward to going back.  He woke up yesterday telling me he was going to be more brave at swimming.  And he was...

My sweet Walker is getting a little stronger and a little braver each day.

He even was happily willing to race...
Thank goodness for that smile...
I am so happy that you are a little bit stronger* and braver!
And as an aside, isn't this back yard lovely!

*I know the song is about a break up but everytime I hear it, I think it could apply to so many areas in life.  

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