Every day since writing the post Put on That Swimsuit, I have received comments, tweets, Instagram tags and emails from moms who did it. They put on their swimsuits and made memories with their families.
It's been such a joy to read every note and see every picture, like these:
— Katie Reid (@ImprintsKatie) July 7, 2014
Spent an entire weekend on the beach in Sardinia just being happy.No wasting time being self conscious.Thanks for the nudge @JessicaNTurner
— Stephanie (@stephaniehowell) July 7, 2014
— Marisa Slusarcyk (@TrendingMama) July 7, 2014
It has been incredibly moving to know that my words impacted women's summer experiences in such a profound way because it was so unexpected when I hit publish on that post. However, I am so glad that the message spread because I truly believe that the moments we spend jumping in the pool WITH our kids are moments they will remember forever.
And I know there are so many more stories and photos.
If you were prompted to go swimming with your kids after reading the post, would you share your story in the comments below? And even if you have photos, will you email me one or two to jessicanicoleturner (at) gmail (dot) com?
I'd love to curate a few so that we can together encourage more moms, aunts, grandmothers and friends to make beautiful summer memories with their kids. (So if you share your story or photos, that grants me permission to share online.)
You are beautiful. Your kids love you. Celebrate that this summer.