Some times life gets in the way of blogging. And sometimes it's death. Sadly this time it was my mother's death that took me out of the country for a while. I can't help but think Mum would have been cross to miss out on her 90th birthday celebrations that were planned for early March. I know I would have been. My dad died on my brother's birthday nine years ago and it seems a very odd co-incidence that Mum died on my birthday.
I'm glad I returned home in time to watch my 17 year old grand-daughter celebrate life by doing her first sky dive. A wonderful reminder that life goes on, to be embraced and enjoyed.
Kitted up and ready to go
Hold on, they have to refuel the plane first
It looks so tiny as it taxies away
She's jumped. There she is, way up there
Finish it off with a perfect landing
Those smiles tell the story.
Thank you Skydive Ballistic Blondes for making the experience so wonderful for Shayde. I think she will be back to do it again but says there are other things she wants to tick off her Bucket List first. When did 17 year olds starting having Bucket Lists??