It’s been 3 1/2 weeks since Kailee left on her mission.  I have learned to love on a deeper level these past few weeks.  I believe that when one door closes another one opens. Sometimes the door is not the same and sometimes it’s a different door all together, but doors do open and doors do close , and sometimes we have to just keep looking for the right door to open again.
About 3 days after Kailee left, I met Emi. She melted my heart in a way that no one has quite done before.
I am a private swim teacher and Emi is one of my students. She is 12 years old and has some limitations physically and mentally. However, she is a free spirit in the water and she has taught me so much in the short time I have known her.
The water has a freedom and a beauty to it that nothing else can quite capture. Water frees us from our limitations on land and brings us in touch with who we truly are. To watch Emi on the water is like watching a bird take flight.
Meeting Emi has made me want to be a better person and has helped me to soften the hole that is in my heart as I told my angel Kailee goodbye.
I believe the Lord has great things in store for Emi. I am just grateful that I am able to be a part of her life.
The water is a creation of God and to see Emi move so freely in the water brings peace to my soul.F441C2E2-E2E2-471C-B249-53CA07194637

Author: lisahogge

I am mother of five, a grandmother of 5. a wife, a swim teacher, yoga teacher, Sales Lead at Chico's Boutique in Orem, Utah and a friend to all. I love warm baths, hot yoga, mountain runs and I pretty much exist on diet coke. I love to be around people, travel and eat at fancy restaurants. However, my favorite thing to do is to just be with my family( especially my significant other❤️)

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