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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Monday, July 27, 2009
I took the kids to the park Sunday night and we played baseball and chased each other as dusk descended. The moon was bright behind us and it was over 90 with the sun down, but it felt like a respite from earlier in the day.

At 7:50 we stopped and looked north. I couldn’t see many stars and worried that the sun’s glow would thwart my plan. Plus there were big trees at the edge of the park.

Shannon ran for a picnic table and stood on it. “The mountains are too high,” she said. “They’re going to block it.”

“It’s supposed to be 26 degrees above the horizon,” I said, but I thought she might be right. That mountain range is lofty.

I ran into the trees where I could get a better look. I checked my watch at 7:58 and still could see nothing. The kids were barely visible behind me as the orange glow got softer.

Then I saw it. At least I thought I did. A silver speck moving from left to right a bit above the mountain range. “I see it!” I yelled.

The kids came running. “That’s it?”

“Where?” Brandon said.

The “speck” was the Space Shuttle orbiting the earth, along with the International Space Station, visible to the naked eye. It looked like an airplane moving fast in the sky.

“Are there people on it?” Brandon said.

“Yes, astronauts are up there right now.”

My cell rang. “I think we see it,” Kaitlyn said. They were returning from Phoenix. “Is it on our left and moving?”

“That’s it,” I said.

We watched it for about four minutes until it disappeared. We all clapped and everyone thought it was a great moment. We actually saw the Space Shuttle in flight.

Nobody else at the park knew what we were doing. They were going about their business of playing or walking the dog or rollerblading. And the only reason we knew about it was that our friends had told us that on Saturday and Sunday nights we could see the Shuttle in the sky. Saturday it was too cloudy but on Sunday we got our chance.

It’s that way in life. Some special things pass you by without you ever realizing it. Unless someone takes the time to tell you and you actually look up.

If you want to see the Space Shuttle, check out the times in your area by clicking HERE.

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