Alright, Alright, I know it sounds so cliché’, but I truly have had on my list of things to do…to skydive…literally jump out of an airplane and free fall. (Well, that is until the person I have to tandem jump with pulls the cord).
When I turned 30, I felt old and trapped. I helped with our youth group at church and being around teenagers and turning 30 made me feel like the oldster. I was no longer the “cool leader”. Course, not one of the youth told me that. It was just all this little conversation I had in my head. But I digress…
I made me a list…not a bucket list…a “Before I turn 35 List”. I didn’t want to wait until the last minute of my life to realize that I was going to die soon, then hurry and do the things I wanted to do for years and check them off my “BUCKET LIST”. I’m a horrible procrastinator, so a five-year span was better for me. On my “Before 35 list” was things like:
1. Get more comfortable on a motorcycle.
2. Ride to Sturgis on my own motorcycle.
3. Go to a big name concert.
Guess what? I actually did all of the things on that list, except…Skydive. My hubby made sure I checked those things off my list. Two days before I turned 35, I finished all but the one item by going to a Bret Michaels concert while….at….Sturgis!
So…shortly after my 35th birthday, I made a…”Before I turn 40 list”. I put the skydiving on there along with run/walking a 5k, etc. Little did I know that God had in store for me a bigger plan and something I would do before 40 that would far surpass anything I could possibly imagine accomplishing….I had another baby! 12 years after my last child, I had a baby! Can anyone honestly top that? Who would have thought that this “challenge” in life would ever top skydiving? Want to know what the biggest adrenaline rush there is? Getting to see your newborn baby as it exits your own body and getting to touch him for the very first time in his little life.
Skydiving? Well, it will wait for now and I may not get to do it before I turn 40, but my life has taken a wonderful turn for the better and I have a little guy who is depending on his momma to hold him close and give him the life he needs. Can’t think of anything that I would want to do more…but, I am working up to that 5k.