09 May '17, 4pm

I was in awe of her courage but couldn’t find enough of my own to overcome my fears and join her. https://t.co/007iimZO5s

She walked confidently into the room and looked at the scene. Wading pools, water slides, 50-foot towers filled with water guns, hoses, buckets, and all manner of sprayers filled the space. To the left, a large shallow pool full of toddlers played on four slides. Further in front of us, she found the wave pool, and next to it the lazy river packed tight with families on rafts. Large slides twisted and turned their way indoors and then outdoors before dumping their soggy guests back inside on their rafts. She wanted to do it all. As I strapped the little life jacket on her three-year-old tummy, I saw no fear in her eyes. Just pure joy and excitement from this girl who was experiencing something new. After walking her to the first small slide and watching her slip down to the water with a squeal of glee, her requests for someone to catch her at the bottom turned into, “Mommy...

Full article: https://crystalstine.me/contagious-courage/

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