For anyone who knows me well, they know I hate going into open water! It creeps me the eff out! If I can't see what's in the water I am not going in! I mean have you seen Blue Planet?!!
However, as you see here in this picture, it looks like I'm jumping for joy. And guess what? I really am. It's been so long since I've gone that far into the ocean. No joke.
Yet, my big girl wanted her momma to go into the water with her. So, I grabbed her outstretched arms and bravely walked in. That sly little lady with a huge smile on her face, full of laughter and excitement, inched me further and further out into the water. And what do you know? There I was, one hand holding on to my daughter's hand, and the other raised high above my head as we were jumping the waves! For a full half hour (hey, it's a start), my big girl helped me let go of that fear for a bit and just be in the moment with her at one of her most favorite places to be. The ocean. ❤️