This beautiful image from mama of seven, Emma Wood, reminds me of a sweet moment I had with London this summer. We had gone to our friend's farm for the day and topped it off by a swim in the neighbor's pool. Because of all of our time in NYC and now being in Seattle where rain is frequent to say the least, she hadn't ever really gone in a swimming pool before. She was quite nervous for the first 15 minutes or so, but she gradually got more and more brave and soon was making her way across the pool on her own. I was so so proud of her because I knew how badly she wanted to do it but how much courage it took. Those moments make being a mommy so worth it and gives me hope that I too, can be brave.