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204 :: 365

7.21.10

watering hole. the loveliness of bull creek this afternoon was exactly what we needed.

 

river wanted so badly to slide down that waterfall, he stood at the edge of it watching other kids go down and he said "i want to but i don't want to!" with his lip trembling he said he was scared. it's so hard to try new things, but he was brave.

 

it only took a minute and he tried it and then again and again and eventually not needing me to catch him. i swam with him full of smiles "you did it! all on your own! i'm so proud of you!" i tell him. he smiles and says "i'm proud of myself!"

 

that's the best feeling in the world.

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Taken on July 21, 2010