"Snorkeling! That's what we'll do!" I exclaimed.
You see, my wife and I enjoy the outdoors. There's nothing more peaceful than getting outside, appreciating the creation that we've been given to steward.
"What are the surf conditions like?" My wife asked.
They didn't look good. But rather than sitting around the house during quarantine, we decided to go anyway.
When we arrived at the world famous LaJolla Cove, I asked the lifeguard, "How's the surf today?"
"We were getting some crazy waves earlier in the day, but the surf is pretty calm now. It should be safe for you guys to snorkel. You might not see much since the water has been churning all day. But if it picks back up, just come back in." He replied.
That was great news. We weren't going to waste the opportunity.
So we get down to the beach and things look pretty calm. We donned our wetsuits, flippers and snorkels and set off.
As we started swimming out of the cove however, a GIANT wave came crashing down on us. I went tumbling under the water, the undercurrent thrashing me around. I'm a pretty confident swimmer, and I know that if I panic, I'll use oxygen at a higher rate and then I'm in real trouble. "Stay calm" I thought to myself.
As I surfaced I got a breath and ANOTHER wave came crashing down. This time, after I surfaced I knew I had to get eyes on my wife.
As I looked around I saw that the waves had pushed her dangerously close to the cliffs. The waves could beat her into the rock face and KILL HER!
NOW I WAS PANICKING. I WAS TOTALLY HELPLESS.
I swam toward her as fast as I could, but I wasn't fast enough!
Then, I saw it. An orange tube thrown in her direction by the lifeguard that came to the rescue.
I could breathe a sigh of relief.
As the lifeguard towed her in, another lifeguard came to help me. My ego told myself "You're good, you can get back yourself. You're a strong swimmer. Besides, everyone is going to see you get towed in by the lifeguard."
But, to be honest, I was partly in shock and exhaustion from the panic of seeing my wife in danger.
I swallowed my pride and took the help.
We all need help sometimes. It doesn't diminish us to lean on others. Many times, it allows us to live to fight another day.
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