I sat in the plastic molded seat with my pony tail pressed firmly against the headrest and the lap bar bearing down on my legs, and did something that I’ve never done before.
I closed my eyes on a roller coaster.
This from the girl who went on her first big roller coaster when she was about seven years old. I was tall for my age, and sure we may have padded my shoes just a little, but I went on. Eyes wide open. Because I’m the girl who throws her arms in the air going down the big hill. The girl who fist bumps the sky at the top of the next one. The girl comes back with bugs stuck in her teeth from smiling so big.
But not this time. A few years have gone by since I was last on a roller coaster, and this time was just… different. This time I closed my eyes. Felt my entire body tense. Let the fear that’s been creeping in take over. I was afraid of going too high, too fast. And I let it shake me. Time after time we would go bigger and bigger rides, and don’t get me wrong I was still having a blast, but every single time no matter how hard I tried…I closed my eyes. Because I didn’t want to know where we were going.
And as we sat in the last plastic molded seat of the day, I looked over at Justin with that same, stupid fear in my eyes. And he just looked back and said, “Hey, what if this time you just tried letting go? Threw your hands up in the air and just enjoyed the fact that, baby, we are soaring.”
He can be really deep like that where roller coasters are concerned. (But don’t give him too much credit because right after that he looked at me and said “I wanna go fast” in his best Ricky Bobby voice.)
So… I did just that. We shot out of the gate at 120 mph and rocketed toward heaven soaring four hundred feet in the air. And I counted every star in the sky. Threw my hands up coming back down the hill. And found myself picking bugs out of my teeth at the end from smiling so big.
And from this I learned two things. 1) my husband can be really, really deep. And 2) sometimes it is good to just let yourself go and soar a while.
* * The Cedar Point crew!
Cutest couple of the year, Paul & Erin
2Duce2 Video in the house
I wanna go fast.
We are *such* trouble makers. For real.
But we weren’t alone.
LOL, Justin and the biggest snow cone EVER!
All cleaned up with somewhere to go….
….Ruby Tuesday at the Sandusky mall of course! :) We are SUPER high class like that! That and the place that I tried taking us to looked like a scene out of “Vacancy.” Oops.