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.


The Liconas said...

This was my early morning read after a night of rough sleep (thanks to teething), and I am inspired and refreshed! Great job to you and your lovely friend!!!

gerry said...

wow!! Congratulations on doing one of the craziest things I can imagine (which goes along with jumping out of a perfecting good airplane). :)

Amy LaVonne said...

That's so fun!!! It's looks quite amazing. Good work!

Sara said...

I watched something similiar, maybe on the Amazing Race?

I love that you could jump together...that's so cool.

I don't know if I could do that by myself, but, with a good friend next to me...

Angela said...

GREAT! Sister, you are getin it done! Happy early 30th!

The Schmidts said...

Wow--that gave me butterflies just reading your blog. I am a big chicken too. Good job! -Rhiannon

Nicole Suzanne Farley said...

YAY COUSIN!!! I read this a while ago but didn't have time to comment....I am so impressed! And I can barely tell you were nervous from your nervous-smile. :) Awesome!

EveryChapter said...

Holy cow!! Congrats you brave girl! I might have peed my pants....