Thanksgiving and Powered Parachutes

I would just like to say that I’m thankful for life in general, second chances, God’s grace/mercy, my family, and my church family.  We had a great service the other night for our Thanksgiving service, it was GRIPE night.  Pastor Chuck basically told us to gripe to each other throughout the first half of the service, then we took our gripes and said that we were thankful for them.  He admonished us to have a daily attitude of thanksgiving, instead of just setting aside one day a year for it; it should be our daily attitude, and that we should just have one day for gripping.  We would eventually realize that what we gripe about really isn’t worth it.  We are totally blessed and have so many blessings and opportunities, yet we’re still unthankful.  It’s time to take stock of our lives and be THANKFUL!  It was a great service.

I spent Thanksgiving at my Grandma Foster’s with the family.  After watching the Macy’s parade and lazing around all morning.  It was a nice day off and it was great getting to be with the family…though not everyone was there, we still had about seventeen people that ate dinner with us.

Powered Parachutes.  I have fallen in love with a new adventure!!  A friend of mine has purchased and has his license to fly a powered parachute, and some of us went out Thursday afternoon (after we all ate) and got to play around in it.  I thought that I would be unable to enjoy it because I don’t do well with open spaces up high (I’ve yet to ride to Colossal at Six Flags, it freaks me out), but I love to fly so I thought I would give it a chance.  IT WAS AWESOME!!!  My dad thinks that since I’ve been riding motorcycles and have gotten used to being basically out in the open while flying riding down the road that it made it easier for me to be 500 ft. up in the air flying around Doniphan.  Who knows, I’m just glad that I was able to do it, because to be that far up and looking around at the horizon and other stuff all around, it was amazing.  It felt kinda like riding a go-cart in the air with a major parachute on it that allowed us to float around.  We had minor turbulence like in a regular airplane, but nothing major, and it was well worth it.

Here’s a picture like the one we were flying around in:


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