Almost like usual

13 Jul

Over the last few days our family has gotten to do things which two years ago were simply usual. Allie has been home since Tuesday from the clinic. We spent yesterday at the pool. We used to do this all day and almost everyday in the summer, but as we sat and listened to our kids splash and laugh I realized how long it had been since we sat there as a family. Last time Mollie was an infant sleeping in the shade of our stroller, Paige was proud to be able to swim on her own, and Hayleigh was enjoying the safety of a flotation vest. Yesterday Paige finished swim team practice and spent the next few hours with her friends, even an offer of french fries couldn’t pull her away. That’s true love right there. Hayleigh is now figuring out she can leave the wall and swim on her own. She still makes me incredibly nervous but so far she hasn’t drown even once. Mollie is now a walking talking hilarious bundle of energy. She is using the vest that Hayleigh started in and she wants to follow her big sisters off the diving board. I think sometimes seeing them at the pool during the summer is the easiest way to see how they have grown from year to year. This visit we were joined by Mimi and Uncle Dave. It looked and felt a lot like it used to. It’s nice to have those moments, to see your family together in one place enjoying life. This past year has had far too few of those.

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6 Responses to “Almost like usual”

  1. Brit W. July 14, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    So delighted that you had a day like this. Your girls are water-lovers! Always praying for you guys. P.S. Very impressed that Paige turned down the french fries…

  2. Jeanie July 14, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    Your post makes me smile! So thankful you had such a wonderful family day!

  3. Donna Usher July 14, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    It’s that simple. Nicely said . My prayers and thoughts for all of you, are constant.
    Donna

  4. Aunt Sue July 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    glad to read that good days are occuring. Stoked to see Dave tonight! Another moment of normal – a birthday party to be shared by cousins!

  5. Tom Price July 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    It is amazing how fast children learn to swim and enjoy it. Glad you all had an old fashioned day together.

  6. Allison Rockwell July 16, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    So true, Adam. We love you guys!

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