You Wanna See Something Adorable?

Junior Mock gets to have swim therapy twice a week at his school, and he LOVES it.  And for those of you who remember Junior Mock’s challenges , you might be wondering, “How the heck does a kid with absolutely no mobility go swimming?”

Well, I’ll tell you.  They fit him with this neckular contraption – which is like a life vest that fastens around his neck and spans several inches all around him, and he just hangs in the water.  It’s the only time EVER that he can not only relax all of his muscles completely, but also he can move himself with very small arm/leg movements, across the pool.  He gets to be mobile, with no fancy equipment.  And it’s a joy for him.

The first time I saw him dangling in the pool with this contraption, I giggled SO MUCH.  Not just because he looks kinda goofy, but because he gets this hilarious grin on his face whenever he gets to “swim.”  He just loves it.

And remember his bus aide I told you about, who was mostly responsible for the ENORMOUS bouquet of balloons that came for Junior Mock when he was in the hospital?  Well, not only does he ride the bus with Junior Mock everyday, but he also now works in his classroom, and he snapped a few photos for me.  And here is my favorite.  I defy you to look at it and not smile.



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  • Melissa

    Thanks for sharing! What a sweetheart! 🙂

  • Nancy

    I smiled! What a sweet baby!

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  • R

    Love it!

  • Hatchetwoman

    I always love your son’s smile! JuniorMock has such a knack for enjoying life that it makes ME enjoy it, too! May God bless him, you, and all your family.

  • Punky

    That kid never fails to bring a huge smile to my face! I had a crappy day, and this just ended it on such a happy note! Thanks JuniorMock!! *smooch*

  • ER

    Oh that SO made me smile. You have such cute kids Mock. You must be proud!!!!

  • burning eyeballs

    I see he inherited his mother’s winning smile…WHICH IS LIKE THE SUN COMING OUT! Absolutely adorable!

    Now I want to go swimming too….

  • Kami

    Oh, I love his smile so much! I’m glad that he has such a great time in swim therapy.

  • sunnyAZ

    I grinned from ear to ear! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • TeeGirl

    Your young man has an amazing smile. I am sending much happy thoughts ya’lls way.

  • Amy

    Awwwww…look at that smile!! *love*

  • Lyonella

    What a great invention! I can see how much he’s enjoying it!!!
    {{{hugs}}} =)

  • Olivia J. Snarkypants

    What a genious, yet simple contraption. And what a great picture too!! My son loves the pool too!

  • jenn

    The one-word definition for this picture: BLISS

  • Tina

    This photo and your shared story made my day. I love that Jr Mock can find peace and comfort in a swimming pool so often. From the ear-to-ear grin on his face, I would say he feels the same way! What a happy boy!!

  • Mockarena

    Thanks you guys! He’s definitely a keeper. 🙂

  • wiggity

    Very sweet picture.

  • Daisy

    Love me some Junior Mock. Love.

  • Jordon

    really cool

  • HesterPrynne

    I love people who invent awesome things like this that help other people. He looks so happy, it must feel wonderful for him. Definitely made me smile.

  • Cynthia

    Mick, I’ll pray for your son and this meditation from “Jesus Calling” is for you:
    “Hold My hand—and trust. So long as you are conscious of My Presence with you, all is well. It is virtually impossible to stumble while walking in the Light with Me. I designed you to enjoy Me above all else. You find the deepest fulfillment of your heart in Me alone.

    Fearful, anxious thoughts melt away in the Light of My Presence. When you turn away from Me, you are vulnerable to the darkness that is always at work in the world. Don’t be surprised by how easily you sin when you forget to cling to My hand. In the world, dependency is seen as immaturity. But in My kingdom, dependence on Me is a prime measure of maturity.

    “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
    —Isaiah 41:10

    Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

  • Anonymous

    Oh…I’m smilin’ alright! Blessings! 🙂

  • Penster

    I was a inhome nurse for special needs children for several years until I had to quit work. I have seen that same smile on many little faces! It squeezes your heart! God Bless you Jr. Mock.

  • Robin

    Bless his beautiful heart! I will be praying for him.