Dropping at 10,000 feet

30 Aug

What a bombastic “Groom’s Day”!!!! My parents told Thomas that we were going to spend Saturday as a family to cherish our few last moments with him before he takes the big step and says “I Do” to Robin Parry on Sept. 5th.

We started with a family breakfast and enjoyed chatting, laughing, and reminiscing around the dining room table. Then dad and mom surprised Thomas with a basket load of gifts. After, we all got ready and told him that we were going to take a drive. He had no idea what was going on. It wasn’t until we drove into the airport that he was told that the guys all pitched in and were going to go sky diving together! You could just imagine his excitement!

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We piled into a small room and awaited our instruction. First, a video presentation and then instruction with the trainer. And we can’t forget all the paperwork we had to sign…pages and pages. We basically signed our lives away – agreeing that what we were about to do could cause severe injury and even death! They certainly don’t want any law suits! It was commented that “anything that happens in the air – stays in the air”! Haha!

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We had to wait a few hours for the sky to clear as it was very cloudy. God was good and after about two hours, we geared up. We divided into groups of two. Since we had an uneven number, Thomas ventured first.

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There he goes!!! The rest of us had to wait in anticipation as each plane ride took about 15 – 20 minutes until it peaked at 10,000 feet, and they opened the door, and then enjoyed free falling for about 3,000 feet.

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You could just tell he had a blast – it was a phenomenal experience!

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Trying to be patient! I was so excited – I’ve always wanted to sky dive and now here I was!

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A good-bye kiss!

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Spectacular view! After the adrenaline rush from free falling and just screaming as much as you could, it was an indescribable feeling of seeing the whole town underneath your feet. It became a very peaceful experience once the parachute opened – that is except for the times the trainer’s decided to spin us a bunch of times!

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It was a very special day. We made a ton of memories and cherished each moment spent together!

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Thomas calling his love and giving her the whole story! 🙂

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I certainly love my brother and am going to miss his presence in our family! We’ve had so many special times together as brother and sister. It’s hard to believe that he is going to be a married man in less than a week. I am so thankful that he is marrying a beautiful young lady who loves the Lord and who I can call my best friend!

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3 Responses to “Dropping at 10,000 feet”

  1. Laura Testa August 30, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    What an awesome experience!!! I was a little worried when I saw the first pic of you with your cute little skirt-some things just can’t be done in a skirt!Glad you all landed safe and sound!

  2. zoe August 31, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    WHOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    go you! I’m so glad you got to experience that ADRENALINE RUSH that goes hand in hand with sky diving!!
    I love you Sara!! Keep living it up!

  3. Sally September 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    I have always wanted to skydive too! So glad that you had such a fabulous time! I probably will never do it though because I would have to wear pants…bummer. Oh well, glad you got to experience such an adventure!!!

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