Heart Attack (with a video)

 Spring break was quite an eventful one for Sabrina this year.. and quite a nervous one for me. She decided to go skydiving with a friend of hers, which completely surprised me, as my Bean has never been quite the adrenaline-junkie her dad and Bre have been. Mind you, Sabrina is a crazy-on-the-mountain ski bum, and all 90 pounds of her joined the women's rugby team last fall, but I never thought she'd be one to jump out of an airplane, 10,000 feet off the ground.

I was very much mistaken.

Here she is, waiting her turn in the plane, alongside her crazy, skydiving friend Nate. (She said she was fairly calm until the door opened, and the sudden rush of air and noise was more than what she was expecting, leaving her wondering what she may have gotten herself into.)

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And here is my middle child's leg, hanging out of the side of the plane. I suddenly feel a need to go hug her blanket and her pillow and all her clothing to me and snivel. Don't you dare drop my baby.

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And then the jump…

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No way, no way, no way, not in a million, gazillion years. Not even for a Venti Vanilla Spice Latte.

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But throw in a Pumpkin Spice Latte on the side, and we'll talk.

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Some of you may remember Big Papa's skydive video, but this one was filmed differently. In Mike's, there was a videographer jumping next to him taking the video. In Sabrina's, the guy who was doing the jump with her was taking the video himself. I thought that was interesting, and quite a different perspective. Either way though, for the rest of my days my feet shall remain planted firmly on the earth, as God intended them to be. 


Sabrina Skydives! from Paulette Stewart on Vimeo.

By the way, Sabrina said that the wind you hear on the video is deceiving; once the chute opened, it was extremely calm and peaceful, and there was no sound at all, besides their voices. 🙂


  • Robin Hager

    OMG!!! What a brave girl! I used to fly planes, but as long as the wings didn’t fall off, I stayed inside! You go, Bean!

  • Joann09

    Way to go BEAN!!!!!
    Now the question is: will you do it. Again???
    Looks like you had a blast!!!

  • Margaret

    Yikes! There’s just no way. Your family is all amazing!! And you are amazing to live through it all. lolol!

  • Marlene

    That was enough excitement just watching.
    What a brave young lady your Sabrina is!!!
    GO GIRL!!!

  • Kevin

    Oh my GOD! Never, ever, in a zillion years would I be able to do that! Congrats to her! I’m sure it was incredible to experience that, but right now I think I’m about to lose my breakfast. 😉

  • Barbara Sturtz

    OMG! I have trouble looking down from a second story window. Your girl looked like she enjoyed every minute….Happy Easter to you and your family 🙂

  • Debby

    My daughter went sky diving once and she loved it! Thankfully, she didn’t tell me when she’d done it until it was over!!! I’m with you, Paulette, keep my feet firmly planted on he ground!
    You and your family can now celebrate with a wonderful Easter.

  • Sheryl

    OMG!!!!! I would never do that in a million years but my DH and 2 girls would, we have a zip line here at the park they want to try, not me, give me my stitching and I’ll pick you up when you are through, lol But good for her for doing that, great job and video

  • Diane Grick

    No harness strong enough, no man studly enough. Nope. No way! These feet were made for walking….on land, not air!
    Silver Creek Samplers

  • Leslie

    Absolutely incredible! Way to go Sabrina! Paulette I agree with you – I will keep my feet planted on the ground! – Leslie

  • Lynn Jones

    Ok, so I always thought I wanted to skydive until I saw that view of the ground while they waited to jump. NO WAY! I’d be puking all the way down which does not make for a great video! Way to go Sabrina! I admire your courage but think I’ll omit this one from my bucket list.

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