I was really just trying to be funny. And, now I feel guilty. Because this is a wonderful, day! My neice, Lori, and Suzanne and Levi all came to swim this morning. I went outside to sit and watch for a while. I love seeing Sweet Levi practicing his swimming and getting braver and more confident in the water. To our surprise, Alex came out and said he wanted to get in for a while.
Those of you who know us know that this is a rare treat! Usually he is not even well enough to get out of bed. But, God granted us a beautiful day…blue sky, white clouds, little breeze…and He granted Alex the strength to enjoy it! You can not even imagine how it makes my heart fill with joy to see him able to enjoy himself for a little while. Of course, his buddy, Finn, will not leave his side…even if he is in the middle of the pool! So, here comes Finn, too! It is amazing how he never takes his gaze from Alex’s face!
Lori helped him get in and down into the water, but once in…the limitations are gone! He can move freely and without falling. The bouyancy of the water supports him and he can swim and float and play. Just enjoy the day!
Since I was only a ‘watcher’ today, I had brought my camera out with me to snap some pics. Now, me and technology…even cameras…do not go well together. This was my newest camera that I got when an unfortunate ‘accident’ happened to my last one at the beach. When that occurred, Adam went with me to get another one. He picked this one out and said that I would like it, because, ‘it would not break if dropped and would not die if it got wet’. But, here’s the thing. Every camera I have ever had immediately died when it was dropped…whether on a tile floor, a dirt and rock driveway, a sand dune, or a hardwood floor…or into a dishpan of water. I have had much experience with cameras.
But, Alex, seeing the camera, and being in the water, said “Give me the camera, and I’ll make some pics of Levi under the water.” (Well, he might as well have said, “Why don’tcha just throw your camara up against that brick wall?”) “Oh, I don’t think that’s a good idea, Alex”, I countered. “Mother, I told you it was water proof! Besides, this is the most’ Tonja-proof’ camera Adam could find!”, he said. “OK…but it’s coming out of your pocket if it drowns!”, I told him.
And, I hobbled and staggered over to the pool and handed it to him. I cringed and closed my eyes and said a quick prayer….and wonder if I had totally lost all the good sense I once had. He snapped pics, and they played and Levi swam and Suzanne and Lori and Alex and Levi laughed. Finn would dive for toys and Levi tried to wash off his spots! It was pure joy! What a blessing for me to just sit and take it all in! God is so good, friends. Days can get weary and hard and unhappy things can happen. But, right in the midst of it all…God comes in and just throws a big ball of HAPPY into the mix and things are seen in a much better perspective!
And, on top of that…Alex made some great pics…UNDERWATER!!!!
“YEAH! THE CAMERA IS FINE!!!!!
Then, my sweet boy, Adam, graciously gave me some time on his day off to come over and get Finn to the Vet for me. He was past due his shots and meds, and needed a good pedicure! It is hard for me to get him there on a good day…but with this cast…would never happen! Another blessing on this day. Thank you, Adam for blessing me with your time and strength today.