25/10/15

imageDani has taken Amber away to learn to scuba dive.

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.

2 thoughts on “25/10/15

  1. Being able to do the sporty stuff is only a (tiny) part of being a parent. Your girls know that you are so much more than that. Just as well really, else we’d all be replaced by sports staff!

  2. Congratulations Amber on her 11+ results, it’s great you and Dani are able to reward her in this way, and she is able to spend some special time with her Mum on their “girls trip”. The bond between a mother and daughter is different to the one with their father. No less love, but a different understanding, at least that’s my experience!

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