Monday, July 14, 2008

"Sick as a dog but havin' the time of my life"

Hassan and I took Mira to Six Flags last week. While I was praying for the daily afternoon thunderstorms to start at 10 am that morning, I knew early in the morning I would have to take one for the team.

I stepped inside an amusement park and actually went on a rollercoaster for the first time in 17 years. It's amazing what was running through my head as I rode the easy rollercoaster last week at Six Flags - maybe something like "I'm doing this for Mira" repeatedly going over my head. Nope, no time for prayers or my life flashing before my eyes - only Mira.

I would like to say that "we" went on a lot of rides, but in reality "we" only went on the big water rides and one rollercoaster together. Hassan and Mira went on the thrilling rollercoaster rides while I sat and watched from below queasy and dizzy from just watching them.



Don't get me wrong, I love rollercoasters, but unfortunately due to my migraines and the vertigo that comes along with it, my days of rollercoasters and rides are greatly diminished. I have to say though the rollercoaster was nothing compared to the one raft ride that went down a huge slide as we sat in a big innertube and spun around like ice cream in a blender.

I knew it was going to be a great day when Mira looked at me after the first couple rides and said "Mom, this is the best day of my life."




The day ended with Mira riding a rollercoaster several times by herself. She was very hesitant at first, but after Hassan went on it two times with her and had enough, she rode it an additional three times by herself.

I told Mira now that she's been on all these rollercoasters she can ride anything. I knew she was adventurous but I didn't realize how adventurous.

I always thought God was going to get me back. I better get ready.
Ma'salaam,
~Marian








6 comments:

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April said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Glad Myra enjoyed herself.....

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

I think Mira looks a bit more like you as she's growing up. :)

Layla/Colls said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I am not a ride person either. I like my feet firmly on the ground. LOL Plus I am scared of heights.

I agree with Abu, I think Mira is looking more like you. :)

Love and Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounded like it was fun... I have a hard time with rides too...makes me dizzy and want to throw up! lol... Luke gets to watch a lot of others playing and after going on one or two himself, he has decided they are not for him either! karen j.

Hodhod said...

Great day :)