Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sons Marine Helicopter Repel


I received a letter from my Marine Boot Camp son.  This photo helps to remind me that he is not stuck here.

He describes the Helicopter Repel Wall (5 stories high?), when he had a fear of heights.   "I am on the edge of this tower with the harness I made, not knowing if it actually works?"

"I'm literally hanging off this ledge, step off the ledge backwards to a small bar.  Lean back parallel to the ground, Kick off really hard so you don't hit your face on the helicopter bar.  I went all the way down the rope, I did it."

I know he is safe, during training.  My son reminds us, we can accomplish tasks which seem impossible.

I am so proud of him, and our Marines!

15 comments:

Karen said...

Oh wow Kim! What a way to conquer a fear. Good for him!

Warren Baldwin said...

That takes skill and a lot of courage!! Job well done! And I know you are proud, and rightly so. wb

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow-- I know you are proud of him, Kim... That is skill --and he obviously has it... Thanks for sharing... GOOD Luck to him!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Velvet Over Steel said...

What an awesome accomplishment!! I wish I could overcome my fear of heights like that! At my age I'm sure I'd have a heartattack! LOL

So happy that he is safe and that you 'both' seem to be doing well!! It must be hard... my first husband was/is a Marine & we are still very good friends (long story)! He is actually retired now, but I was the one waiting at home for him way back when he was in Marine bootcamp. I even found all those letters this past weekend.

The Marines take very good care of their own & Us all! :-) So proud with you, Kim!!!

HUG,
Coreen xoxoxo

Muffie said...

That's scary just reading about it! You have every right to be proud!
Peace,
Muff

slommler said...

OMG! I would have been peeing my pants all the way down. And then throwing up when I landed.
Good for him!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Ginny said...

How proud you must be, and what a feeling of worth and accomplishment and mastery over fear this is giving him!

Glenda said...

I'm a military mom, too, for 15+ years now. I know your pride in your Marine!! I am so thankful for each of our military men and women past and present who sacrifice so much! God bless your Marine!

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

I am usually scared of heights. That description made me breathe hard to take the cold, chilly air in. I want to salute in all my sincerity to this guy!

Karen said...

Well done, Jacob!

Don't you just love proud-mama moments?

christy rose said...

Wow!! You should be so proud!! I know you are!! :)

Stacey Dawn said...

Awesome and so brave!

The Unknowngnome said...

So cool! Well done trainee!

Thanks for sharing Kim.

Flying high in the sky.... said...

Beautiful!!! You have an amazing son!!

sarah said...

that's so awesome...way to go for your son and his courage to conquer his fears...you have the right to be proud!!!

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