"Swimming is a sport that is not natural to everyone."
--from a Learn to Swim blog
To my dad, who taught me how to read, and made sure I always had plenty of books.
If I'd blinked, I would have missed it.
People don’t understand how completely children rely on the adults around them, how quickly they recognize that their survival depends on the person in control of them. And how vulnerable they are to whatever the kidnapper tells them.
We ate steaming oatmeal and French toast and sipped fresh-ground coffee, which was astoundingly better than the stuff I made with my paper-towel-drip method.
Sometimes you know you've made the right decision, simply because of how hard it is.