Drinking choco out of this cup with loads of memories of what I use to be able to do. Flew a friend, dad and my bro from southern tip of CA to this island in a Cessna 182. It is literally an airport in the sky. There’s a 1700 foot drop off at each end of the runway making it a carrier landing. It’s beautiful-ill post photos of it later today.
Sometimes the hardest thing with my medical condition is looking back at things I use to be able to do, esp being diagnosed in the middle of my pilot training, but sometimes I have to reframe things and thank God for allowing me to live my dream for a minute while others with my same diagnosis never had that chance. And then I look back over the past 5 years since I was diagnosed and the moments God has allowed me to experience, the things I see now that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise, the perspectives it has given me, experiencing the power of amazing friends’ prayers, tasting death and realizing how purpose filled this life is, experiencing total deafness and then it was restored. All the things can seem like curses but they are actually blessings in disguise.
this has taught me the value of the “gifts” of life, health, family & friends that God has gifted to us that none of us deserve! Cherish those gifts! Don’t take them for granted! And when they get taken away, God may just being replacing them with a greater Gift!
So I think about my past and the many awesome moments I was able to experience and it’s hard to look forward and be excited sometimes – but God has many exciting things for me to experience in the future that are way better than my dream of being a pilot or any other dream I had!