June 2003, Miss C, 12 Months Old
Dear Miss C:
Seeing you swim across the pool today over and over again to your Daddy without floaties or any help at all made me so proud.
You didn’t give up. You kept swimming.
You, and your sister, are the reason I don’t mind subjecting everyone at the YMCA to my blinding white legs in February. Because come this summer it will all be worth it to see you swimming effortlessly at the pool.
I love you Miss C.