There’s something pretty amazing about watching any of your children work hard at something and then accomplish it successfully. Our older kids all know how to swim, but they learned over a period of years growing up in Florida where everyone has a pool and the beach is minutes away. Now that we live in Dallas, we just don’t spend much time near water, and with Jamie nearing school age, I really felt that he needed to know how to swim. A swim teacher who teaches in her private pool here in our neighborhood was highly recommended on our homeschool list, so we jumped right in. I’m so glad because Ms. Kathy has been simply amazing!
In the first two weeks of swim lessons, Jamie went from jumping out of the pool to run for a towel every time a drop of water hit his face to spending nearly his whole time in the pool yelling, “Mom, look at me hold my breath!”
And, watching Jamie really swim for the first time might have made me cry as much as watching him take his first step. What a blessing!
summur braley says
wow that is so amazing! Way to go Jaime!
That’s awesome! I never even knew people did swimming lessons in their private pools…that’s something I need to look into!
Jennifer Schifano Eutsler says
Hello! I looked you up after seeing you in the Quilts and More Fall 2011 issue. The photos of your son learning to swim made me tear up, too. I have three boys & they are all so precious! I so admire you. It must be both challenging and rewarding raising six children, homeschooling, and running a sewing business. You must have an estimable Christian husband who is really involved in your family life. It is great to meet you.
Have a super day!
Jennifer Schifano Eutsler