Thursday, April 22, 2010

Best Day of His Life...

That's what Jaden said when he came home after visiting the National Guard base. We have a pilot that goes to our church named Nate. He invited Jaden, Matt & my dad to come out and tour the building. Jaden's dream...see my sweet boy wants to be a fighter pilot....said with a knot in my throat...but that's what his dream is in life. The boy loves planes..always has...even as a baby. He watches the History channel and knows more about the what happened in wars than I do.

Nate was such a great host. He feed them pizza & then gave them a the big tour.
 Jaden got to try on some of Nate's flight suit. Is he just so cute or what?
Next...out to the F16. He let him crawl up there and take a look inside. 
Look how little he looks compared to the F16.
They have a flight simulator and Jaden had a chance to try it out!
Matt, Nate, Jaden & my Dad
Matt said he was blown away at how much Jaden knew about the planes. It's so interesting to watch the joy on your child's face when they are passionate about something. Jaden just lights up when he talks about this day. Toward the end of the night they had a chance to watch the F16 take off...about 20 yards off the runway. They needed ear plugs to stand there...Matt said it rattled his chest it's so loud. The after-burners kicked in and just about blew them away! COOL! 
As a mom...I'm facing the reality that my cute little boy might be flying a fighter jet to protect our nation on day....sigh...proud...but so scared. But if God calls him to it...he will get him thru it! (or maybe I should say...get me thru it...LOL)  I am so grateful for the men and women who dedicate their lives to keep us safe & free in this country! Big shout out to Matt Sewell who just landed home today! I am also thankful God puts such generous people in our lives that share things like this with our children. Thanks Nate for giving Jaden...the best day of his life. :) 

Have your kids ever said that?  Or do you have a love one serving our country?

1 comment:

  1. Steph,

    WOW that is amazing that you had someone like that who would take the time and show Jaden all these wonderful things that he is so passionate about. I can only imagine how much more involved he is going to be in the process of learning to fly.

    Here's to lifting you up in prayer when that happens!

    Stop by when you can, I miss seeing you.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat


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