That son of a FOFlying Wallenda.
If you’ve been living under a rock, you may not know that daredevil Nik Wallenda, 34, walked across the Grand Canyon last weekend on a 2-inch wide beam. We’re not kidding– he walked 1400 feet across Little Colorado River Gorge with only a bar to balance himself. His family, including his wife and kids, watched on. His mother, FOF Delilah Wallenda, must be very proud. Don’t worry, she’s a high wire artist too.
If your son walked across the Grand Canyon, would you be proud?
Photo credits: grindtv.com and branson.com
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I’d have him committed.
I’ve actually walked on a two-inch diameter cable! Went five or six feet wibbling and wobbling back and forth and side to side. Of course, I was only two feet off the ground! My son is far better balanced than I but I still don’t know if I could stand the thought of him attempting such a feat. Of course, had he grown up since infancy treading across a wire, I might be a bit more calm about it. Oh, wait! No I wouldn’t! I’d be a nervous wreck. And, once he stepped off that cable on the far side of the canyon, I would be SO proud!
What an accomplishment, Nik. And what a way to stay in touch with your mortality.
I had to spend most of that time watching my family watch him…. I was a wreck once he expressed his own wavering calm. I wanted to have it on, though, BECAUSE I had heard that he prayed all the way across the Niagra Falls last year and I wanted my children to experience hearing it. We saw him in Atlantic City last summer: frightening but not nearly the extent that this walk was. BTW, it’s a little inadvertently misleading to call it a beam. It was a wire, albeit 2 inches thick. But not fixed as a beam would be. gulp.
Good point about the beam, Nancy.
Barb M. says:
Yes! Well, my sons play football and that’s death-defying enough for me, but I watched this, breathlessly. And I loved every second of it! I love that he is a believer and praised Jesus through every step! God bless the Wallendas!
Mary Mellon says:
Yes I would be so proud. I watched the whole show and was on the edge of my seat all the time, praying right along with Nik. God Bless the Wallendas.
The Wallendas are wonderful people. Thanks for posting this!