This was written quite a while ago by Jasmine Baucham–an author, teacher and blogger. This had a huge impact on me at the time, and it just came back to me today. I’m taking that as a prompting to share it.
A girl wobbled onto the ice with her little brother in tow, wondering about the wisdom of taking him for an ice-skating trip on his fifth birthday, since, 1) she hadn't been ice skating in over ten years, and 2) what she did back then could hardly be construed as skating, since she'd spent most of the time sitting on the ice. She had three friends with her, though, helping her little brother along while she gripped the side railing for dear life.
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