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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thunderstorms with roller coasters

It's raining, it's pouring, the little boy is crying?

Last weekend I went to Lagoon. It was fun to spend the day with friends and go on roller coasters.

Except the white one.

If you haven't been to Lagoon, the white roller coaster is old, and while you're riding it you feel like you're going to fall off to the parking lot below... Not fun.


We were at the gate ready to board the cart of doom and as the last group came creaking inward, I noticed this boy, had to be about 6--scared.

Not boogie monster scared, he was boogie monster ate my teddy bear scared.

As he got out of the car, his father came up from behind him and put his arm around him. The boy immediately embraced his father, and would not let go.

I bet earlier that day, the boy was running around, happy as can be, and if the father tried to love and hug his son, the son probably would've shoved him away or not really notice.

I wonder how many times our Father has wanted to reach out to us, but because we're having so much fun...we don't notice.

I'm not saying we shouldn't have fun. I think the hard thing to learn for most of us is to continuously hug the Father even when life is good, even when life is fun.

Not only when we get on the white roller coaster.


  1. Thank you Ryan. I needed that reminder today!

  2. I LOVE the white roller coaster. I think its the rickety-ness that is the best part. Great post.

  3. Is that Megan O'Neal in that picture with you? She works with me at Jamba! I love her!

    Thanks again for sharing your deep thoughts. Your blog is one of my faves :]

  4. Um. I freaking love the white roller coaster. Man up. ;)

  5. Wow. Ryan. You are amazing. I love you! Your thoughts are very inspiring and this post really hit me hard. I know I have much to work on and need to make more room in my life for my Father to pull me in for a nice comforting hug!