Amber’s character is so much like my own at that age ( except she is far cleverer ) She shares my childhood fascination with nature and the sea.
I wish I could have been able to take her, and dive with her, and been there in case she got into difficulty. It’s a dad’s instinct to want that, and my accident has deprived me of that.
I know I can still dive, but am likely to be more of a liability than I am a life saver.
There isn’t much chance of a scuba mishap, but you never know.
There’s a whole variety of things I’d hoped I could partner my daughters at, but the list has pretty much been wiped by my crash.
A lot of female friends have said that the most important thing that I can do is to still be here to talk to them.
So that I can do, and better than before, I know.