Thursday, May 2, 2013

Y is for YMCA

Lily loves the YMCA. LOVES.

We've been members less than a year. But it is already like a second home to her. She learned to swim there. (It took her about three weeks of being in the water with Mommy and Daddy every day before she could swim entirely independently.) She continues to work on her swimming there. (Big arms! Put your head in! Kick! She can swim the whole width of the Olympic-sized pool.) She goes to the YMCA school. She knows everyone who works there. Her friends are members. She goes to every kids' event they have. It's within walking distance for us so a trip to the YMCA is an easy way for her to burn off energy.

A few months ago it became a place of shelter and rest for us during Hurricane Sandy. We were extremely lucky. We had no property loss at all. But we were without power or water for a week. The people at the YMCA opened their doors to anyone who needed a place to go. We showered there, we played there, we ate there, we plugged in our iphones there.

We've lived in Greenwich for nearly three years now. And a good part of the first year was extremely lonely. We've made friends that have become like family in a variety of places. But the YMCA is certainly one of them. And I'm grateful for that.

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