Emmanuel was less sure of himself. He hung on to Mom for dear life. He never did make it up to the water, but after 20 minutes of hanging on, he did get down and chase Abegail up and down the beach. But there is no catching Abegail.
Abegail runs with purpose. She sees a spot off in the distance and just runs to it. When we get home, Mom will have a running partner again! We watched as she ran 200 yards down the coastline..she turned around...and she waved. It must have felt like new-found freedom to her! That was the word that came to mind, at least. Then she turned around and ran all the way back. She smiled the whole way.