Weekly Winners – July 12 – July 18, 2009 – Jet Skiing With Neighborhood Kids

July 19, 2009 at 10:15 am 11 comments

This morning I got choked up and emotional. I was thinking about all the kindnesses my friends and associates have given the children on my street, children they had never met. Christina at AmiExpat shipped them a box packed full of German chocolates. My friend Bill and his lovely wife Priscilla donated a laptop to our unofficial computer lab. The former proprietors of The Riverhouse Coffee Company donated an old laptop as well.

This week’s Weekly Winners document another kindness. My co-worker, ZJ, and his brother-in-law, Bruce, recently purchased a Jet Ski. And even though this equipment is brand new and probably very expensive– they invited some of the neighborhood kids to come up to First Landing State Park at Virginia Beach for a day of jet skiing.

I took fifteen year old Khalif, twelve year old Armani and eleven year olds Jacal and Jamonte. Bruce’s friends Ray and Vanessa came as well and brought their young daughter, Kristin.

Jet Skiing - Jacal on Parked Jet Ski
Jacal Poses on Parked Jet Ski

Jet Skiing - Kristin in Tube
Little Kristin in the Tube

Jet Skiing - Jamonte Smiles in Water
Jamonte Smiles in Water

Jet Skiing - Jacal and ZJ from Behind
Jacal and ZJ

Jet Skiing - Kids Look at Jellyfish
Bruce Shows Kids Jellyfish

Jet Skiing - Dolphin Spotting!
Dolphin Sighting! (You can see it too– it is above the boy on the left)

Jet Skiing - Jacal and Kristin on Shore
Jacal and Kristin “Fish”

Jet Skiing - Ray and Jamonte Get Ready to Leave
Bruce Takes Jamonte Out

Jet Skiing - ZJ Waves with Jacal
ZJ Takes Jacal Out

Jet Skiing - Armani and Jacal Watch Jamonte Leave with ZJ on Tube
Armani and Jacal Watch Jamonte and ZJ Leave on Tube

Jet Skiing - Khalif Drives with ZJ
Fifteen Year Old Khalif Gets To Drive

What amazing generosities my friends extend.

Once again, choked up.

More pictures of our Jet Skiing Adventure can be found on my Flickr site. Also, be sure to check out more of this week’s Weekly Winners out at Sarcastic Mom!

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Secret Agent Mama  |  July 19, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Indeed goodness still exists!! xxoo

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  • 2. Nik  |  July 19, 2009 at 11:10 am

    That looks like so much fun! i haven’t been jet-skiing in over a year now!

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  • 3. Tara R.  |  July 19, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Looks like a great time. What great friends you have.

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  • 4. anne  |  July 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Were the dogs upset that they got left?

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  • 5. merrymishaps  |  July 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    How fun! Love the shot of Kristin in the tube!

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  • 6. Secret Mom Thoughts  |  July 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Looks like a great time.

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  • 7. Gattina  |  July 20, 2009 at 12:27 am

    All photos express the joy of living as they say in french ! La joie de vivre !

    Reply
  • 8. Amy @ Milk Breath & Margaritas  |  July 20, 2009 at 10:24 am

    This is amazing – they are having so much fun! Wonderful – thanks for sharing!!

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  • 9. Ladynred  |  July 20, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Looks like fun indeed!

    Reply
  • 10. The Neighborhood Girls, Cindy McGill and Mary Kay « TGAW  |  January 21, 2010 at 12:26 am

    […] I had seen generosity towards the neighborhood kids before– old laptops, German chocolates, a day of jetskiing. Even though those people hadn’t met the kids, they knew me. The thing that stood out about […]

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  • 11. The Neighborhood Girls, Cindy McGill and Mary Kay « TGAW  |  January 21, 2010 at 12:50 am

    […] I had seen generosity towards the neighborhood kids before– old laptops, German chocolates, a day of jetskiing. Even though those people hadn’t met the kids, they knew Ryan and I. The thing that stood out […]

    Reply

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