I went to the pool more this week than I ever have in a week before in my life.
I loved it.
I was there 4 days, the girls for 5, and the smell of sunscreen and chlorine have become regular to us.
I’ve spent a lot of time this week thinking about the past. A friend of mine texted me asking if I remembered a few funny things that happened to us in the winter in Ohio and I laughed while reading the texts. Another friend of mine sparked memories of fun church activities and a trip to an amusement park that I’ll never forget. I love remembering where I’ve been and it makes me excited to see where I’ll be. I’m all about living in the moment, God knows. But it’s also good to remember the past, good times and bad, to remind you of what you’ve been through and good times you had. That’s why I take so many pictures. Pictures bring back such vivid memories and spark awesome conversations. When my friend texted me asking me if I remembered when she parked her car on my lawn I laughed and replied “YES! I have a picture of that too!” Even when I was 16 I knew the value of documenting funny or exciting things with photos. And so while a trip to the pool is a very regular, every day thing for us in the summer I still document it because we have fun and I know we’ll want to remember it in the future when maybe things aren’t so fun. Kind of like last week when I needed some reminding and then this week came in and said “Becks…chill out. Remember this?”
Yes God, I remember. Thank you for reminding me.
And when sister decides she needs a break, a break she shall have. I love it. We all coddle her and ask her if she needs a drink or a towel and she lies there so quiet for 15 minutes or so until she gets her second, third, or fourth wind.
Our friends joined us yesterday. I love bringing my friends to the pool. I love sharing our fun with them and it makes me happy when they leave and say “Thanks SO much. We had a blast.” You’re welcome.
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