On the first anniversary of the family's move to the Big Island, we spent the day playing at Hapuna Beach. I had no more excuses that prevented me from getting in.
I've always been tentative, even a bit nervous about the ocean. I was 35 when I first experienced salt water and everything else that goes with that: buoyancy, large waves, and feeling insignificant.
Later, when visiting our time-share in Florida, I had to watch the girls on the beach - not much time for water or a need to examine my reluctance to get into it.
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Later Jade decided she didn't like the beach and BG and I split duties. He took Faye to the beach where she quickly lost her fear of the ocean, and I stayed with Jade at the pool. There Jade practiced different strokes and even learned to snorkel in a class for kids. "The best part was diving for pennies," she recently reminisced.
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Their first anniversary
pix of girls on the beach
pix of Jade in snorkel gear