Monday, June 8, 2009

Just another reason why. Cedar Point part 2.

While forming the words to tell the story of our senior trip I decided to leave out one little part of the story. I decided to do it this way because I wanted this part to be less about the Senior trip and more about why I adore the certain person I am writing about. I wanted the focus to be turned on the person and not the event.

And just so that you know I am not writing this post for entertainment purposes. This is one of those special posts that I am writing so that when I look back on this thirty years from now I can see exactly how what happened made me feel and how truly thankful for this person I am. I am writing this so that the person I am writing about can look back on it and see exactly how much I adored the fact that she did this for me.

So now that you know that here's the back story:

Jodi hates roller coasters. Its not the speed, the non-secure feeling, the turns or anything like that, Its the height. Shes afraid of heights.

Now like I said, I love roller coasters. Love them. And when Jodi decided to go to cedar point I was very excited to have her as a riding buddy. (We had a group of 5 at the time and of course I was number 5) Now I knew she was scared of heights but we had talked previously and she said she might be able do get on them- depending on how she felt about it when she got there. I really wanted her to ride at least my favorite one with me and had been trying to convince her for awhile prior to the trip. Everyone was saying that there was no way that I would ever be able to do it. But I thought she would have fun (after getting over the height part) and still tried and tried.

I even continued trying as we waited in line (which I even had to convince her to do) for my favorite roller coaster:
The Millennium force: Only the second highest roller coaster in the world (which I neglected to tell her *wink*), second only to the dragster, which I have also ridden.

As we are standing in line she is still saying that she will not ride it as me and the rest of us are still trying to convince her - using about every excuse we could think of. When we got up to the gates I thought for sure that all of our convincing would fall short and she would choose to sit this one out since she was able to see how high this coaster really is.

Much to my surprise She files in the line for a seat right along with the rest of us. I then ask if she is actually going to do this because I will just have to ride with someone else if she won't. She answers by looking at me then says I need to get in first and she wants the back of the car. I am so proud of her!

And there we are. Extremely obvious elation on my face (can you tell I like roller coasters? Didn't think so lol.) And a look of...well I am not sure what to say about the expression on her face. She had her eyes closed the entire time- but is that a little hint of a smile i see? And then theirs Rochelle in the seat behind us- laughing? crying? scared? Not sure about that one either. lol.

Her reaction to the ride? She said she hated it - worst few minutes of her life (but if I was as stubborn about not liking it at all and then if I possibly did like it I would not admit it either so there is that possibility, but that's just my thoughts *smiles*) now she knows that any other type of high roller coaster is out of the picture,


she is glad she did it for me. And that's just another reason why I love her so dearly. I don't think I could ask for a better best friend..

So Jodi if you are reading this first of all, I really am sorry for bugging you about doing something you did not want to do. I feel very badly about it, I just thought you would have fun. And I am still hoping that you did but did not really want to admit it. Secondly, I am so proud of you! You are deathly afraid of heights but you went on the second tallest roller coaster in the world. That's something to be proud of! Even though you may never want to do that again at least you can say you faced your fear. I am so proud! Lastly, thank you for thinking high enough of me to do something like this just because I asked you to. For facing your fear because you just love me that much! (And for still saying I am your favorite after you got off the ride!) You certainly are the best and this is something I will never forget. You are certainly my favorite and I love you lots! Thanks for being a great friend.


PS- This is totally off topic but the cable guy just came a little bit ago and he was so cute! You know you expect these old guys so you just wear your sweats...or maybe that was just me? Poop. Missed a good one there....he even took off his shoes and played with my dog! I am thinking our cable might be broken again in the near future....*wink*


  1. What a great story! I am proud of her too and I don't even know her. That roller coaster looks awesome. Where is Cedar Point? I haven't heard of it. I would love to go there, looks like lots of fun!!

  2. LOL! Priceless, simply priceless!

  3. Well worth waiting for...anytime you share personal thoughts that honor and uplift others you are naking the world a better place. I think you are BOTH lucky to have each other!!


  4. *making the world a better place (sorry for the typo)

  5. Oh that loks like so much fun, and what a great friend you have there!! lol