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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Biggest Fear

I'm about to reveal my biggest fear.

Drowning.

Not me but my children.

I don't know if it has always been there or if recent twitter events have sparked the fear.

I recently had a dream the night before meeting an online twitter friend for the first time at a McDonald's play date. The dream was that the McDonald's had a pool and I was unable to watch both my babies at the same time. Zealand fell in and as I was saving him, Kingsley fell in on the other end. I had to try to save both babies and make some pretty hard decisions. I was screaming for help and it seemed like there was no one there to help me.

In the last few days I read a tweet to pray for a family. I clicked the link to read the story. It is about a boy, left moments in a tub. He turned the faucet back on and she came back to find him floating. The story has gripped my heart and brought the fear back to my mind, front and center.

The story has come to a climatic and miraculous part today as the little boy, is now alert and responsive. I cannot help but have a heavy heart and a worrisome mind over this story.

Life is short. Never take a second for granted.

I need to teach my children to swim. Immediately.



5 comments:

Nikki said...

Thank you for posting this. I hadn't heard the story and I clicked the link to read it. I literally was crying and my heart was heavy for this family. What a miracle that he's alert and responsive! One great reason why I started Cub at 6 months at swim and continue to keep him going....

The Jacobsen Family! said...

I also read the story and am still in tears over it. I will be praying for their family.

The Eco Chic said...

WOW! I hate drowning stories...especially here in FL. We have a pool but we've never put a security fence around it. I fear that this summer I might have to breakdown and have one installed.

Mrs Mommy said...

Oh honey. I am right there with you. I mean, keep me up at night fears. My hubs took the girls swimming the other day by himself which was beyond hard for me. However, we require them both to wear life jackets and arm floatys before walking within a block of a pool. We may look crazy, but I feel better and I know they are safer. :)

Elle Squared said...

My husband has been working on teaching our son to float since his first bath, it seems. At 7 months he is getting pretty good, but I still worry. Drowning just scares the crap out of me. Perhaps more so because I can't swim myself.