Sunday, September 15, 2013
Joe was in the wedding so taking 4 kids to the pool seemed quiet crazy, but we did it Friday when we got there and it was fine. I couldn't get graham totally comfortable in the water as I was holding Madison also, but it was a start. Saturday morning joe and grandpa Nash were both there for help. So I took graham and tries to pry him off me and again he just became paralyzed and frozen in the water. We went in the hot tub and they wanted Togo back in the other pool and I mentioned that I needed to find courage to go back in as I knew it would be cold. So we talked about courage. Then I said he needed to ask God to give him courage to try to swim.
So after talking about it we moved to the big pool and I jumped in. Then I talked "courage graham" into joining me. He did and I got him swimming by holding him by his floaties from behind and then letting go as he was kicking away. As soon as he realized he wasn't being held he just froze and started to panic. We did this 2-3 times and he would panic but I kept talking about courage graham can do this. I would lift him out of the water to the side each time. So I am swimming or doing something with the other kids and graham says, "courage graham is ready". I say ok. So I get him in and let him go and he swims a little bit! Then he does it again and again and ends up going 10 times up and back! It was great to see his face light up as he realized he could do it, and that he had courage! He kept saying "courage graham is on the move". Such a good feeling to see him conquer his fear!
Next up no floaties! But that will have to be another time!
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