Every year I share this old post once again because it’s one of the most important posts on this blog. My mother-in-law hates it when I share it again because it’s a reminder of the day we almost lost our youngest child, Ellie, to drowning.
As summer approaches and the pools open up, I want everyone to know that you can’t turn away from a child in the pool and just listen for the sounds of drowning. There are no sounds.
I turned my head for a few minutes thinking that I would hear a splash if she fell in or that we could hear her trying to get help. There was no sound.
When we turned around all we saw was her floating vertically and motionless in the pool, fully submerged with a halo of brown hair spread out on top of the water.
Do not rely on what you think drowning looks like because it’s totally different.
Read more and find out what drowning looked like to us in this post: