When I was a little girl, my parents enrolled my sisters and me in swimming lessons. I wanted to learn and I really, really tried. However, when I took my glasses off, my poor vision made the pool a scary place and I never mastered the skill.
Now many, many, many years later, thanks to Lasik surgery and goggles, I was willing to give swimming another try. My friend, Kathy, and I signed up for an adult swim class at the community college, aptly titled, "Face Your Fears, Learn to Swim."
In honor of our recent adventure, I made this collection of cookies for her birthday.
I included a card that said:
We're certainly beyond the bikini stage of our lives . . .
and we may never be able to swim like a fish. . .
. . . or be as graceful as a duck,
. . . or dive like a dolphin,
. . . and we will NEVER survive a shark attack,
but as long as we wear our goggles,
and keep our flotation devices nearby, at least we're no longer afraid to jump in the pool!
Happy birthday my friend, I always have a "whale" of a good time with you!
P.S. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Thanks to the following bloggers for design inspiration:
Swim Fin: Sweet Creations By Debbie