"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Janie swims so well and it's been really fun to watch her learn. Especially once she could swim all of the proper strokes for a full pool length. This year, it came time to give swim team a whirl.

She began swim team brimming with confidence, ready to take on the world and quickly learned some of the hardest, yet valuable, lessons of life. I'm so glad for the opportunity she and I have had to engage in some really meaningful conversations.

There will always be someone out there who is better at some things than you are. Even though you might be very good, someone can probably do it better. Who is your best competition? Yourself. Just try to improve your performance from week to week. And never hop out of the "pool" yelping it up that you were the winner before taking into consideration the number of "heats". Be pleased with your efforts, feel good about yourself but it's always better to congratulate all of the those around you on a job well done.

Not what I thought we would learn from our first year at this sport, but so much more than I ever dreamed my girl would take with her.

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