Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Determination

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

What a wonderful day Little Chick and I had today! We spent the morning at the beach. I was so proud of her for getting into the water and trying to swim. She has always loved the water, but has been rather apprehensive about actually sitting down or going on her belly. Today she wanted to swim with such determination and swim was what she did! She kept kicking her feet, moving her arms and inching back a little deeper. I would say, "That is far enough." And her response was, "I am swimming mommy! I need more water." There was no stopping her! She wanted to swim like the big kids. My Dad was very determined. He set goals and did what it took to accomplish them. He had this quote in a frame above his desk in his office. I learned by watching him and his continuous inspiration and positive praise encouraged me to do the best that I can. I have never pushed Little Chick to do anything, but she must have watched my own determination with things and has taken on challenges with such gusto! I guess in this world today it is an important trait to have. It is so nice to know that she takes after her Grandaddy!
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29 comments:

  1. Good for you Little Chick! I bet she will become an amazing swimmer in no time!

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  2. Good for her! She looks like she had a great time!

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  3. Yay for water and swimming Little Chick! Cute little swimming outfit! I'm sure Little Chick is going to be an awesome swimmer one day, and sooner than later the water will definitely become 'her best friend'. Yay Little Chick!

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  4. What beautiful shots! Stop by my blog and check out the award I left for you :)

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  5. What an awesome day! Getting over the fear of getting yourself all the way in the water and swimming is a big achievement! Way to go little chick!

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  6. I LOVE her swimsuit! Soo cute! The beach is my favorite! Have an amazing day! :)

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  7. Awww...that is so sweet. Don't you love knowing that the best parts of our families continue to live on in the next generation? kudos to you for being such a great example for your Little Chick!

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  8. Looks like fun! Great pics as always!

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  9. Gorgeous....who doesn't love beach water right?!

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  10. What beautiful photos! Sounds like fun.

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  11. Thank you so much for visiting/following my blog. I GREATLY appreciate the kinds words and support!

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  12. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Baby Boy's pictures. Would definitely like to be a part of Thanksgiving Thursday! Thanks so much for the invite!!

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  13. What a wonderful quote!! It is so true, determination is the ONLY omnipotent thing. Thanks for reminding me, cousin!

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  14. Hello "mama" nice to meet you. very pretty site here - enjoy the inspiration and love the shots of your daughter swimming.

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  15. She's doing great!! Yay for swimming!!!

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  16. Oh, how sweet. I bet you're proud, I myself can't even swim. Of course I was raised in Kansas and nowhere near a beach. I've never even seen one.
    It's nice to see she is taking after her grandfather. That makes all the difference when they're gone, I know.

    I wish you and your little chick the best day.
    Sitsagal but saw you on Mommy Bloggers. http://readitin7days.com.

    Love your design too by the way.

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  17. Way to go!!! Stopping by from Lady Bloggers. I love your blog. Little Chick is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your awesome day with us.

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  18. Looks like you all had an awesome day. Thank you for visiting my blog. Yours is awesome! :-)

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  19. awww thats soo cute! I am sure u both had a great day!

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  21. Good for her! We went to a splash park yesterday, and it took the girls a WHILE before they were OK with the water in their faces.

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  22. Little Chick sure has beautiful hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. aww...I used to be afraid of water at her age too. Good for you for encouraging her to try it! Hope you're having a good week!
    ~Kimberly

    www.stinkerpinker.com

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  24. She is really a beautiful little girl. The joy just radiates!

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  25. Hi ya! have been MIA for the past few days and am catching up on my favorite blogs. Thanks for the reminder, will be participating tomorrow!!!

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  26. I truly have tears in my eyes reading your post. You are living so intentionally with your daughter, teaching her important lessons, sharing things you have learned. Your family sounds so lovely, and she is one lucky Little Chick! Your pictures are gorgeous. The lighting is glorious!!

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  27. Oh I just love these pictures! I am finally following you back from FF! =)

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