Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

thrill of the ride...

i will have to admit that when i first thought of this topic for my blog i thought it would be SO EASY to write...but then the driving sessions kept getting better and some of the entries may be a little exaggerated but i will never tell which ones.
luckily i have yet to look like these guys.

i think that there is always going to be some level of stress involved anytime a parent has to climb into that passenger seat for the first time and let the wheel turned over to a very anxious 16 year old. male or female doesn't really make a big are NO longer in total control and it is scary!!

i felt like i was on a new amusement park ride for the very first a kid i never really looked at a ride as anything more than a thrill. now as an adult i look at the way it will affect my back and my neck and how well it was put together (i have a friend that has a "if it came in on wheels you can not ride it" rule-for carnivals and such). what does the operator look much weight can that cable really hold...does that look like there is a screw missing...

it is kinda the same thing when you let someone else drive YOUR a kid i never really looked at letting someone else drive my car as an issue. now as an adult i look at things how much money do i still owe on this car...

do any of you remember when you went on that ride called the bumper you remember that "jerky" motion of stopping and going and those wicked turns...i was that weird driver that never wanted to run into anyone. funny thing...i am still kinda like that.

there is a coaster named the dragster that takes a rider from 0 to 120mph in 4 i am not saying that we have hit those speeds BUT we certainly are obsessed with getting UP TO SPEED in a hurry. it is like you are in warp speed until you hit that magical speed...

you ever ride the flyers at knoebels...that ride that sails you thru the air and you are SO SURE that you are going to hit the tree limbs...try taking the kids on nyes road or paxton church road the first week of driving.

the wildcat is described as having wild hills and tight turns...i can certainly relate to the tight turns.

the demon drop is a unique are taken up a type of elevator shaft and then dropped straight down 60 feet in less than 2 seconds. i know that the curbs in harrisburg are not quite that high but there is this kinda of eerie feeling when you know that you are on top of one and you are soon going to drop. we tend to ride the curbs a bit at the drive thru's...tim's poor van. we really should invest in a 4-wheel drive something (or tank).

i know that it hasn't been all that long but overall i have to admit that the girls are doing a great job at driving. we will have our "stories" to tell when it is all said and done but i don't think that i will need therapy after teaching twins to drive. (hopefully)

trying to keep busy today...i stopped by the cemetery yesterday when i was in berwick (i had a really rough time). still kinda rough today. keep praying.

thanks for checking in



Blogger Wendy said...


I also remember Nyes Road with Nicole driving. After a few turns at too fast of speed, I said, Do you even look at the signs that show you there is a hard turn ahead? They are there for a reason. She use to scare me half to death.... I closed my eyes a lot.

You are always in my prayers. We missed you at the picnic.
Talk to you soon!

July 09, 2009 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,

What a joy to read your blogs ~ the analogies, the life experiences, the daily ups and down of life and the range of emotions.

Praying for you and that a book publisher will discover your story(ies) and offer a contract.


Louis and Martha

July 11, 2009 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting caught up on the blog site. Been away. Tammy, I agree with Martha. You need a publisher. Will pray for one.
Jim and Judy

July 12, 2009 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tammy: your blog has in so many ways reminded me of so much of my past. Different situation but many of the same phases that you are going through I have gone through through with a divorce. You probably are thinking what in the world does a divorce have in common with a death. Seperation, loss, grief over a life that will never be the same again. But with divorce also comes I feel the hardest one to deal with. Rejection. You know that when Tim died he truly loved you. It was not his choice to leave you. You have wonderful memories of your life, grant it no marriage is perfect they all have ups and downs but Tim was committed to you. You know that one glorious day you will be reunited with the one you love. your blog has had me laughing hysterically and the next minute in tears. You know where to go for your strength, it dosen't always make it easier but you know you will come out stronger are learning and growing each day. It is a very rough road...Being alone is not the worst thing in the world believe me. A life with the wrong person is a much more lonely road to haul. You have a wonderful sense of humor and are very unique (I say this in a good way) person. You have so much more strength than you realize. You are going to be able to help so many hurting people Tammy. Your pain is real, your lonliness is so very overwhelming at times and sometimes you need carried, that is all OKAY. Give yourself the time to feel these feelings but then pick yourself up remember all the wonderful things about you that made Tim fall in love with you and go on for your girls, for your family, for Tim and most of all for what you will do for the kingdom of heaven. You are remembered Tammy every day. Keep your heart open to God's will, he will give you what you have need of for each new day, with added blessings along the way. Thank-you for sharing so openly as you do, you are touching peoples lives even in your hurt and pain. God Bless You...............

August 18, 2009 2:34 PM  

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