Just like any other drive to Los Angeles, I started to pound my head against the steering wheel when I noticed a large crowd of people on the freeway overpass in front of me. It reminded me of a scene from the movie Armeggedon where everyone was pointing up in the sky, and that was when I turned around and saw it.
It was one of the most breathtaking sites I had ever seen, watching the space shuttle Endeavour flying just a few hundred feet away from the car mounted on top of a 747 jet.
Now, I must have been the only person in Southern California that did not realize the shuttle was scheduled to land on this Friday afternoon. I had thought that the shuttle had already landed the prior Wednesday.
I had left early that morning for a workout at the gym, and then ran to get the kids without ever opening my computer, listening to the radio or watching television. Getting to see the shuttle fly over the car was one of the most unbelievable experiences of my lifetime.
After watching the shuttle fly over the freeway within those few short seconds, my son Andrew turned to me and said, "Mom, you realize that we just got to witness a part of history". Then I said, "Yes, and I am lucky I got to share this amazing part of history with you".
I quickly pulled off the freeway to share my quick snapshot of the shuttle with all my friends on Facebook, and when I got home I was happily surprised with a full Facebook feed of extraordinary shuttle pictures. Although my shuttle picture was not detailed and as wondrous compared to others, it is amazing to me and my children. The picture will help us never forget that moment we shared together in the car.
You never know what amazing things will happen when you don't expect it.
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