Friday, July 29, 2011

A Dream Comes to Light

   She has always loved the water- learned to swim before she could walk. Events in her life made water her best friend; a relief from pain and pressure- a therapy for surgical recovery. Today, her dream has come to light; she is a lifeguard.
   I am personally terrified of water; didn't learn to swim until I was an adult. Her need for water drove me to 'dive in' and learn to swim. These days I manage laps and some deep water treading, but those old fears still rise up from time to time. So hard for me to believe one of my kids became a lifeguard.
   The dream doesn't stop here, no, there is more. Her heart holds a place for special treasures- the handicap/special needs, both adults and children. One of her hearts' desires is to work in water therapy/swim lessons for these precious souls. That is the next step to come.
   For now, her smile is bright and her heart is filled with laughter as she dons her 'guard suit' and whistle setting out for pool duty. Amazing how God works in the simple things- who but He would have known all those years of water would lead to joys like this; the joys revealed when a dream comes to light.

 Congratulations, simplyjen, for surviving the training, passing the tests, and getting hired as a lifeguard. We are so proud of you.

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