Flying off the Bucket List?

What is better than checking off your Bucket List? Well, I think it is helping someone check off a dream on their own Bucket List. I recently had the opportunity to watch my Mama experience a life long dream of flying a plane. All of my life I have heard my Mom mention that she wish she could fly a plane. Now her dream was to fly a F-14 and I'm not exactly sure when or where this desire started. My Mom has always liked speed and we have laughed through the years about her knowing most state patrol officers by name. As you know,  life is about compromise and I was not able to swing a F-14 without taking her to Russia and paying around $25K for an adventure.  Do I think she was disappointed? NO! NOT AT ALL! When we were driving to the airport she said she was excited and anxious. I on the other hand was nervous and said a prayer while watching her from the ground. Mama's excitement was contagious and she continues to talk about the experience. She seemed to be equally impressed with her instructor from Burlington Aviation.

I'm still not sure who got the most pleasure from this adventure but I do know where I get my courage, perseverance, sense of adventure, creativity, work ethic, passion and determination from and I give all that credit to my Mama. I also know that you are never to young or old to make dreams come true! So always BELIEVE!

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