This is my father. I was blessed the day they
Yesterday, to celebrate his 70th birthday, my Dad went sky diving for the first time in his life.
I went to watch and keep my Mom company (and attempt to keep her calm). When he was all geared up and ready to head to the plane he was grinning like a kid in a candy store. I can't recall ever seeing him so excited.
Once he touched down safely (and after Mom had snuck a drink to help her nerves) his first reaction was, "What an awesome experience!"
His later thoughts were quite well represented by this quote: "I don't know why I waited seventy years to do that!"
I've gone sky diving twice myself, so I know how he feels. I just never would have even dreamed he'd decide to do it now.
I'll remember the look on his face for the rest of my life.
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