GRATEFUL GIRL’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Ah, the first of December.
Many a person’s fancy turns to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and other winter holidays. Visions of snowflakes, cocoa, and those cute new boots purchased back in August dance through snow-lovers’ heads.
But for those of us whose children swim at the high school level, we look forward to winter for a different reason. December signals the official start of our season, yo.
I know, it seems so odd that swim is a winter sport. Especially in Ohio, obvi. Everything about swim in winter seems counter indicated, no? Consider it: would you ever see Michael Phelps trucking through Olympic Village to his first event in the middle of a February snowstorm? #whodecidedswimisawintersport
I don’t LOVE that my kid and all swimmers and divers have to trudge through snow and cold with wide open pores and wet heads after being in the sweltering natatorium between quick zips in and out of the pool for hours. #frozennostrilhair #howtocatchacold101
But I DO wait all year to watch my boy slay it in the water; it IS, to be fair, the highlight of winter—especially once Christmas has passed. #iloveswimseason Come to think of it, winter is the PERFECT time for swimming, no?
So, bundle up, y’all — but don’t be surprised if you see me packing flip flops in my parka pockets, capisce?
Gospel Lk 21:29-33 Jesus told his disciples a parable. "Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near;in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." - - -