Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thankful on a Tuesday


See that cute little photo? That's my eldest son, Will. He just got home after being away for 10 weeks. He spent his summer on a Summer Project with Campus Crusade for Christ. I'm so proud of the way he worked and learned and grew as a man of God this summer.

I'm thankful to have him home. When he got home, though, he had a surprise for us. He told us about a special adventure he and a few of his friends had during the last week of the Project. That last week included a good bit of free time for the students to enjoy--sort of a vacation after their summer of hard work. Guess what Will did during his vacation?


Yep. He jumped out of a plane. One of his friends took that shot of him as he was about to land on the beach.



But I'm especially thankful for this photo, which one of his friends took after he landed.

Is he crazy? No. Well, maybe a little bit. Mostly he's a 19-year-old boy.

His summer activities showed that he stands on the Solid Rock. Which is even more important than standing on solid ground.


14 comments:

Denise said...

My hubby did that when he was stationed in England (right about the time I met him)! I didn't go with him but he actually had a couple of lessons then jumped with some guy on his back too. Totally crazy, I could never do something like that. ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That photo would make any mother's stomach do jumping jacks. He's a smart boy for not telling you about it beforehand. ;) Love your way with words!!

emily freeman said...

I love this. And aren't you glad you didn't know until it was OVER!?

Bonita said...

Whew! Those are the kinds of surprises you like to hear about after the fact!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Wow! Wise choice to tell you after the fact. I'd be freaking out! :-)

arkie said...

My son did his first sky diving a couple of years ago. He sent me a picture they had taken during the jump. It was scary! Boys will be boys. What a great way for your son to spend the summer! I know you must be so proud of him!

Love your pantry! Especially the words you put on the wall!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I bet you are one proud Momma...I know I would be :)

Dawn said...

oh i love that bit about the rock... so true! but he jumped out of a plane? it was quite nice of him to keep it a secret til he was safe & sound! do you have some time with him before he heads back to school?

Paula said...

Your son is a brave boy. Thank goodness you found our about his adventure after the fact!

Scooper said...

Oh sweet mercy. Aren't you glad you didn't know he was gonna do that?

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a handsome young man you have!!! Glad to hear about his summer adventures and how he served the Lord on his mission trip. Love & blessings from NC!

Dawn said...

That's awesome. I'm thankful with you that you found out after he was back down safe on the ground. Sometimes parenting ignorance is bliss. :0)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love to hear about his adventures. Awesome that he jumped out of a plane but I think if it was me, I'd be glad that I didn't know until after the fact. haha

New Every Morning said...

My brother does this for a living. I have to admit, it is one activity that I regret not trying before I had kids. :)

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