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.
Many of my friends commented about how brave I was but the real TRUTH is this:: 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐧’𝐬 𝐝𝐫𝐮𝐠 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 & our 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐅𝐀𝐑 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞.
Learning to detach with love, to stop “trying to fix things”, and surrendering my son’s future (and my own) to God’s will almost killed me.
It caused fear, panic & TERROR of unimaginable proportions. But in that powerlessness I surrendered everything past, present and future, and I found peace like I've never known before. I felt chains I didn’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 of Jesus’ words “𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭.” and it (coincidentally) marked the moment when my son's recovery shifted into turbo mode.
He celebrated 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 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 be an addict, and that he will 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 be in danger .....
But whenever I start to worry, I thank Jesus for His protection, strength and healing. I remember how far we’ve come & how faithful HE has been!
“𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫.” - 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝟐𝟏:𝟐𝟐
So. This jump wasn’t just a birthday celebration - it was a FAITH, GRACE & HIS MIGHTY POWER celebration. And it was AWESOME❣️
PS: Check out the YouTube Video of the jump here.
Excited and nervous.
At 13,500 feet, ready to jump & TRUSTING HIM with my whole heart!
The view from the door of the plane when we jumped.
I did it!!!! 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
(I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!)