web analytics

The Deep End

All summer we have enjoyed swimming. I watched as Kaila, my oldest daughter went from being scared and unsure in the water to confidant and strong. The Olympics this summer came at a perfect time. Kaila loves gymnastics and we have enjoyed watching the different events. I think the best thing about the Olympics is how it inspires children. That with hard work and dedication they can do anything. My 7 year old not only wants to be a gymnast but she also wants to be a swimmer.

Today my 7 year old daughter believed that she could do anything. She finally swam by herself in the deep end. She’s been working on it all summer and here she was finally doing it. She turned to me and said “One day I could be in the Olympics mommy!” Tears came to my eyes because in her eyes I could see it, she had done something she had been trying so hard to do. She believed in herself enough to make it happen.

And because every aspiring Olympian needs a treat to keep them going, we celebrated this achievement with ice cream!

Kaila did it!!!


  1. Jennilyn on August 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Very cool!

  2. Betty Baez on August 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    aaw my son has been watching the olympics too and he told me he wants to become a swimmer, i think its great for kids to watch it does inspire them

  3. Rosey on August 8, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Love this! Congrats to your daughter on a job well done (and you for getting the perfect picture!!).

  4. Auntie Mea on August 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I’m so proud of her! Just keep telling her she can do anything she sets her mind to!