Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Facing Fears II: The Jump
Who: My friend of 5 years Emily and I. We watched our husbands sky- dive together in New Zealand and since we both turned 30 within a few weeks of each other, we decided it was our turn to do something crazy! We had four children under 3 waiting for us at the bottom!
What: SkyJump from the Macau Tower- about 75 floors high. They boast the tallest bungy jump in the world. We didn't bungy jump, we had a controlled fall, feet first.
Where: China's special administrative region Macau (China's Las Vegas)
Why: I am the world's biggest chicken (really) so I need to be intentional to do things to get out of my comfort zone. I want my life to be driven by love, not bullied by fear (1 John 4:18)
glass bottom floor- look how small the ground is!!
We are HIGH!!
This is my nervous/ excited smile (can you tell?) We were so hyper and silly at the top waiting our turn!
Getting harnessed nice and tight
We had to walk to the edge, hold hands, wait for the count down and at the same time step off into thin air- so exhilarating and intense!
down- part was SO fun, like flying. Yes, Mom and Dad, I screamed (:
Big hug at the bottom!!
We celebrated afterwards with a great lunch at the famous Portugese resturant Fernando's
You may remember a blog I wrote a while back about facing fears. I have now "conquered" 2/3 (Lasik and SkyJump) that means the next big adventure is Africa. We are preparing our bodies, minds, bank account, and hearts for the next big adventure. Everything is not completely in order, which is where faith comes in. I guess the Christian life is sometimes about stepping out even when you can't see the ground in front of you.