Sunday, September 20, 2009


Okay... I know that you can't see it... but really there is a plane down there! Seriously, they sunk a plane into Sand Hollow Reservior for the divers. (I don't know who... but they)

When the water is high the plane is about 45 or so feet under the surface of the water and depending on the conditions can be very difficult to find. It's a big lake and the plane is rather small in comparison. So, ever since we've moved here, Jared has wanted to dive down to the plane. Because that is what boys do. They dive down to touch things that are sunk in the middle of the lake. They think it is FUN or something!

Earlier this week, Jared had some jobs in an area near Sand Hollow. So, after work he went to the lake and thought to himself, I might touch the plane today. It was a Wednesday and there were only 2 boats on the lake and not another swimmer in site. (That's because all the kids are back in school!)

The Conditions were practically perfect. The water was a little lower so the plane was only 35 or so feet under the surface. The lake was perfectly still.

Now, you have to understand, everytime we go to Sand Hollow there is one or two suburbans full of divers... you know the kind with wet suits, oxygen tanks, fins, the whole outfit! Diving schools take their students there to learn to dive. Most people use this type of fancy and expensive equipment to dive down to "touch" and "check-out" the plane.

Not my husband... oh no... he shows up... he's the only one at the lake (practically)... he has a pair of shorts on and some small swimming goggles. He swims a quarter mile or so off shore and spots the plane from the surface. Takes a few deep breaths and dives down. Clears his ears... dives again and then back up the surface... and then at the surface he thinks, "I am going to touch that plane TODAY!!!" He takes a deep breathe swims down 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet, 30 feet to 35 feet and touches the plane!

Once again, Jared has a goal and achieves it!!! He is amazing and I am so happy that he finds so much joy in life! Great job free diving to the plane!!! You are AWESOME! I love you!


Nikki~Down syndrome Storyteller said...

That's my bro! Stubbornness comes in handy, eh? At least that's what I tell myself when the kids and I are having a battle of wills...

Great job touching the plane. That's COOL!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome. Actually it is amzazing - so cool!