But I’ll stand my ground. And I won’t back down- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Day 2 of the list is to talk about three fears we have and how they came to be. My mother told me once that a cousin of mine told her she was obsessed with the fear of death that she would spend hours worrying about how she, her husband, or her children could die. I thought, what a terrible thing to have to live with and it just broke my heart. Personally, I don’t think about when/if/ or how I will die because I believe it is predetermined. I may die tomorrow being hit by a bus or I might die when I’m 115 with 20 great-great-grandchildren around me, but it isn’t worth my time to worry about it.

That being said, I do have a few fears. The first is definitely the biggest and that is the fear of heights. I’ve managed to pass this fear onto my two boys, which I find interesting, because I got it from my Daddy. I can remember when I was about 6 we went on a trip and there was a balcony. We were on the second or third floor, but I remember my daddy having a fit because HE was so scared of heights, he didn’t want me out on the ledge. Now, I wasn’t exactly careful, but I was no adventuress either. As my oldest says, it isn’t the height that bothers him, it’s the plunging to his death that he has a problem with and I agree with him!

The glass bottom bridge in China: Some lunatics have to crawl across because they can’t walk. 

The second fear is thrill rides. My oldest is a chicken just like his mommy, goddess bless his little heart. My daughter, she’s always been thrill-seeker, and roller coasters are no different. She loves every last one. My little one, he loves the thrill rides, but they still scare the crap out of him. At the fair last year, he begged to go on the hang glider ride. You know the one you lay on and it goes around like you’re on a hang-glider. So, he rode it, and kept his eyes shut the entire time (lol!), but he did it! Me: If I have to be strapped into it and it isn’t a car, I don’t need to be on it. When I was about 12/13, Space Mountain had just opened. In Disney, my uncle assured me that the roller coaster did not go upside down. I’m okay with up and down. After the ride, he had to carry me for two hours I was shaking so badly. Showed him!

People think this is fun? Ahahahahaha………. no thank you 

My last fear would be that I don’t live to see my children grow to have the wonderful, filled, and happy lives I hope that have. Now, yes, I already said I don’t spend time worrying about when it may happen, but that in no way means I don’t want to be there. I can’t wait to see my daughter walk down the aisle in a beautiful gown. I can’t wait to see my kids graduate from college, have babies, and find a fulfilling career that makes them happy whilst doing something wonderful for the world.

I’m hoping the fates will keep me around long enough to see that.

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