Wow! What a weekend. I am BEAT!
We went down to Phoenix to help Sunny's sister and family move. Lots of hard work. But the highlight of this day was thankfully being in the right place at the right time to retrieve my 3-yr old niece from the pool and a near drowning. Thank you, Lord!
Boy, all one has to do is turn their head for literally 3 seconds and a child could go under. And that's what happened.
Her Mimi and I were sitting there visiting, when we both noticed that little Dru had all of the sudden disappeared. Basically just stepped off the first ledge into where the water just went over her head. Our daughters, both almost 7, started yelling, we jumped up and, because I was closer, was able to jump in and get her and lift her out to her Mimi. She immediately began choking and coughing some and began totally screaming. Of course, she's fine. We were able to settle her down and, since I was already in the pool FULLY dressed--in my jeans and flipflops no less-- we were also able to coax her into getting back in with me so that she wouldn't continue to be afraid. And did she ever cling to me!
My point of this story is just how quick a drowning can occur EVEN literally right under one's nose. I know this wasn't an extreme case, THANK GOD, but you can bet we will be even more aware in the future.
There is a weatherman on one of our local channels we watch who always ends his forecast with this statement: "And remember, watch your kids around water". So simple but SOOOO necessary.
On a lighter note, wet jeans are extremely uncomfortable!
It's All WE LOVE YOU, DRU Good!