I love love love this pre-jump photo of the Fener family.
If you look closely, I look like an amputee too.
Photo by Amanda Burgess
Zach, Sandee, Nick, me, Seth, all in front of the jump plane at Tsunami Skydivers.
Look what our friend Bernie had made for this years riding season! Such a cool tribute.
Note: this board is not for Nick to ride. It’ll be a few more seasons before Nick braves any sort of snow sport, me thinks.
August 18: the date we’ve been looking forward to for an entire year is finally here, yet there’s absolutely nothing special about it.
One year ago Nick had his anterior spine surgery and was told he could skydive in one year. All year Nick used todays date as a motivator, a goal to look forward to. Up until six weeks ago he was pretty much on track to make a skydive this day, but then he had surgery and everything changed.
He won’t be jumping as planned and there will be no party. And thankfully, he’s okay with it. There will be no devastation about missing his mark, only the setting of a new goal and feverishly working toward it.