the proudest I have ever been


Monday, July 1, 2013

It starts in your heart; this swelling of incredible joy that just makes your chest beat faster and faster. Energy quickly surges through your whole body and it's like an electrical shock paralyzed your face in a never-ending smile. That's what being a proud parent feels like. That moment when you are in awe at the strength of your child - whether that strength be demonstrated physically, emotionally, or mentally - you are in complete awe.

When I was in college I taught swim lessons at a renowned swim school, prided on the guarantee that we can get your child swimming on the first lesson. The method is very very intense, but very effective. I taught children ages 6 months and above how to swim. However, it's one thing to teach someone else's kid how to swim with this method, but when it came to my own I wasn't sure if I had a strong enough heart to do it because it is so demanding. I was worried Evelyn would grow afraid of me and the water, but it actually proved to do the opposite and I am 1,000 times over grateful that I was able to work with her, that she trusted me, and that she is rocking it! I am so so proud of her! For crying out loud, the girl isn't even two and a half yet!!!

21 comments:

  1. I'd be proud, too! You guys BOTH did an amazing job. :)

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  2. this is so awesome! cant wait to teach my little one how to start swimming.

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  3. wowwww. this method scares me...but it is amazing! good for both of you :). cheers.

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    1. It can seem to be a daunting task at first, but the method is so effective! Thanks Camille for the cheers!

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  4. this is stinkin' amazing! I so wish that I had enrolled Elyse in swim lessons...maybe this fall or early next Spring I know Elyse would love the water so much more (if that's even possible), if she was a little more confident in it!

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  5. dang! that is impressive! definitely something a mama should be proud of :)

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  6. Wish you were here to teach my kids! You're amazing.

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  7. Love it. Can you believe that good old Jan Thomas would arm us with life/parenting skills? I can't wait to teach my future kiddos.

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    1. haha, boy, just you wait! This method works outside the water, too :) "Evelyn, when you're quiet and ready to listen, I can help you." ahh, Jan is guiding me!

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  8. She is awesome, I bet that was a amazing experience knowing that you were able to teach her how to swim and be comfortable in the water.

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  9. That's amazing! GO EVELYN!!! And go mama for being such an awesome teacher!

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  10. oh my gosh I'm proud for you!! How awesome to have your little one comfortable in the water... I don't even know where to start!

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  11. I'm so amazed!!! I taught swim lessons in college and so did my mom :) We're pretty serious and early when it comes to swimming..hoping I find similar success someday!! Way to go Kendra + Evelyn!!!

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  12. Amazing!! She looks so cute and proud swimming :-) and it's awesome that she has these skills at such a young age. Living in FL right on the coast we are ALWAYS around a pool and/or the ocean so I'm already doing swim lessons with my (almost) 1 year old. You never know when (heaven forbid) the swim skills they learn could save their life!

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  13. Drop my jaw. She is amaaazzzing! Way to go, Mama.

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  14. I loved her float with her legs sticking straight up, lol! What a cutie! She's a great swimmer, but that was already a given with her mama!

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  15. Is this method called something in particular?

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