She stood on the top rung of the ladder at the deep end of the pool with her little life jacket on, working up the courage to jump in. I stood on my tip toes in the water just feet from her with my arms up, ready to catch her. But I wasn’t close enough. In fact I’m sure that in her 4-year-old perspective I might as well have been standing on the other side of the pool.
“Auntie, come closer.”
“You’ll be fine. I’ll catch you and you have your life jacket on.”Read More