Mia is swimming without fins or floaties or anything now. Just swimming. Blows my mind. And on Saturday, when Sammie saw Mia go, go, go for the first time with nothing on, she just said (squealed, actually): "Look at Mia! She's swimming without anything on! I'm so proud of her!" and my heart nearly burst.
I worried how it would feel for Sammie, and honestly, for me, when Mia conquered motor stuff before Sammie. But just like when Mia took her first steps, Sammie is my guide. She cheers the hardest and the loudest for all things Mia. And every other feeling I could or that I thought I might feel just melts away, as I relish in the beauty that is each of my girls, and both of them.