Once you’re old enough people will talk to you like you’re a baby. And that grandpa is still a teen!) A part of me really wanted him to play a prank on everyone and float to the top after the dive.
All jokes aside, I hope I can do this at his age. Happy birthday, young grandfather!) Just think — he is 102 years-old, still active enough to swim, it’s amazing!
When we look to our older relatives, it’s sometimes easy to forget that they were young once, too. We go to them because we know that they have lived a long life and seen a lot of things, and that vast life experience means that they can often give the best of advice. After all, they must have learned a lot over the years.
But, because they are older and may need a bit of assistance, we often treat them more like children, rather than the wise, sage adults that they are. We forget that they have lived a whole life before us that we know nothing about — one where they were the young, brave ones. The next time you are with an older relative or an older person, take a moment to ask them about what life was like when they were young.
For his 102nd birthday, the Grandpa in this video did not want a quiet celebration at home. Instead, he wanted to spend the day outdoors with his family, enjoying a day on the lake. So, they packed up the boat, snacks, towels, and bathing suits and the whole family headed out to the lake to celebrate Grandpa’s birthday. It was a beautiful day, with the sun shining down on the water and fluffy clouds floating across the sky.
After cruising for a bit, they arrived at a good place to go for a swim. It was a hot day, so the cool water must have been quite refreshing. One by one, the kids jump in the water, splashing around, swimming, and playing. Grandpa is enjoying watching his family have fun, but he isn’t happy to sit on the sidelines while everyone else enjoys themselves in the water. The water’s cold and deep, but Grandpa wants to go for a swim anyway.