Teen sailor, Abby Sunderland, has been rescued by a fishing vessel a day after she set off distress signals after her boat, Wild Eyes, was damaged by the crazy seas. "She's bumped and bruised but doesn't have anything obivous or major wrong," Abby Sunderland's mother, Marianna, told reporters Saturday. By all accounts she did everything right, she just got hit by a bit of bad luck. Some critics have taken aim at her and her family for her attempt to sail around the world alone, but it's unwarranted, at best. She set out to achieve a goal and break a record her brother set, and was half-way towards that goal when Mother Nature took over. Many of the critics would be silent if she would have succeeded, but it just wasn't meant to be. Obviously the family has incredible sailing talent, and one has to believe her attempt will be a great lesson for the youth of the United States. Sometimes when a person sets out to accomplish something, it doesn't work out, but doesn't mean it's not worth the effort, and doesn't mean the dream is over.
I'm sure Sunderland will be taking to the seas again, and hopefully be able to complete what she orginally set out to do.