Lake Tahoe: On Fear and Trust
We all stood at the edge of the wooden dock (which felt VERY) much higher than it appears in the photo, held hands, and took the leap together.
Seconds later, our breath was nearly taken away by the frigid water, and we all laughed and gasped for air, and swam together to the ladder and helped each other climb back up to the comfort of the warm dock.
Once on the top, we all laughed together again, and congratulated the little ones, and we all were bonded by this act of fun and bravery and beauty. I was so amazed that my little "babies" were so brave and that I had come so far that I would actually voluntarily jump off such a tall dock! I was still basking in euphoria, or perhaps still in shock from the freezing water, when my sweet girl asked if we could jump again. I love that girl!
I really love my little family. This was a day that might seem insignificant to others, but is one that I will never forget. We bonded together and shared a special moment that I know we will all remember forever.