After pondering a question my husband Jack (he's a jewel) asked me about what I wanted for my birthday, I decided that this would be a good time to take advantage of a longtime goal I had; to learn how to swim. I'm sure this is probably funny to most of you, but this is a significant challenge to me as I am petrified of large bodies of water. Sooooo June 24th I showed up for my first class and for the last 3 months, 3 times a week, I have been meeting up with a young man that has literally changed my life and my whole outlook on swimming. I am proud to say that today I was able to swim 6 laps using the breaststroke without any help, just encouragement from my instructor. That was AWESOME!!!! I know this is early, but THANK YOU, Thomas Chelly, so much for your expertise, encouragement, PATIENCE and support in helping me realize my goal. You are a jewel!!!! Annnnddddd THANK YOU Jackie Freeman for the best birthday gift ever AND your behind the scenes encouragement. I think I'll keep you a little longer. Thanks friends for letting me gloat.