So far I’ve come up with… horseback riding, jet skiing, kayaking and yesterday’s outing – air shows.
When the Blue Angel pilots walked in formation to their jets, I kept saying “They’re so young… Wow! They’re so young!” Kai turned to me and instead of replying, “Yeah, mom, you’re old… remember?” He stopped at “Yeah, mom.” I didn’t even see an eye roll. He’s learning.
Kai’s face lit up when the Blue Angels took to the sky.
At 500 miles per hour it’s really tough to get a good picture of the F-18’s. Especially when your camera battery has died and all you have is an iPhone. Look at how close they are to each other! Amazing! I found myself repeating in my mind… please be safe, please be safe, …. And did I mention how young they were?
The music blared, the jets zoomed past, the crowd cheered. It was an adrenalin pumping good time.
I’m in awe of the talent and bravery of these pilots. I love seeing the accomplishments of people who have dedicated hours and hours of practice to a passion that brings joy to their lives. That’s what I try to teach Arielle and Kai. Find your passion and work hard. You’ll be astounded at what you can achieve.
Whether it’s flying jets, painting, running, music, writing, or rescuing animals. Find it and find fulfillment.