I jumped out of a plane last Saturday.

Technically we were celebrating my 48th birthday, but the jump represented so much more to me than that.โฃโฃ

โฃโฃMany of my friends commented about how brave I was but the real TRUTH is this:: ๐…๐š๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐ฎ๐  ๐š๐๐๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐œ๐จ๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ & ourย ๐ซ๐จ๐š๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐…๐€๐‘ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ž. โฃ

โฃLearning to detach with love, to stop โ€œtrying to fix thingsโ€, and surrendering my sonโ€™s future (and my own) to Godโ€™s willย almost killed me.ย ย 

โฃIt caused fear, panic & TERROR of unimaginable proportions. But in that powerlessness I surrendered everything past, present and future, andย I found ย peace like I've never known before.ย ย I felt chains I didnโ€™t even know I had ~ BREAK. And I came to know with unwavering confidence that things will be okay now - no matter what happens.

It taught me the meaning ofย Jesusโ€™ words โ€œ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญ.โ€ โฃand it (coincidentally) marked the moment when my son's recovery shifted into turbo mode.ย 

Heย celebratedย 2 years clean last week. I praise Jesus every day & try my hardest to stay out of the way ~ knowing full well that he will ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด be an addict, and that he will ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด be in danger ..... โฃ

โฃBut whenever I start to worry, I thank Jesus for His protection, strength and healing. I remember how far weโ€™ve come & how faithful HE has been! โฃ

โ€œ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ฌ๐ค ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ.โ€ - ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐Ÿ๐Ÿ โฃ

โฃSo. This jump wasnโ€™t just a birthday celebration - it was a FAITH, GRACE & HIS MIGHTY POWER celebration. And it was AWESOMEโฃ๏ธโฃ



PS: Check out the YouTube Video of the jump here.



Excited and nervous.ย 


At 13,500 feet, ready to jump & TRUSTING HIM with my whole heart!

The view from the door of the plane when we jumped.




(still terrified)ย 



I did it!!!! ย Thank you Jesus!!!!!!

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. - Ephesians 3:30

Photos by Bob Clark, SKY DIVE CITY, Zephyrhills, Florida





So happy for you. I can see that since TLC you have done lots of work, your words said it all. I also learned to let go and believe that the outcome will be good, no matter how it looks today. And I can only change myself, everyone else has their own path.
Thank you for sharing your story. TLC change my life. I also like to share my story to help others! Love, Mariana

— Mariana