I am so tired. I took my daughter and granddaughter to the airport
this morning at 5:00 a.m. The trip to the airport turned out to be a somewhat
frustrating yet funny time.
After arriving at the airport, Alexandra my
granddaughter managed to trip over her suitcase and land on the floor. Then when
I tried to get in line, I ducked under the ropes and knocked them down. My daughter
informed us we were in the wrong line and that we needed to move. Of course, she
did not want to be seen with the two of us after all the confusion.
this time the airport employee checked in my granddaughter's luggage. Big crocodile
tears came running down her cheeks. She did not understand why the man was taking
her suitcase. This was a little girl's dream suitcase. It was pink and purple
bought especially for this trip. It was her first suitcase ever and she did not
want this stranger taking it from her. We had to stop and reassure her that she
would get the suitcase back at the end of the journey. She then had to place her
backpack on the conveyor belt and we got apprehensive. Thankfully, she could see
where that was going. We told her that she could retrieve it in a moment.
if that weren't enough, we went to the designated area to wait for our flight
and over the intercom came an announcement for "Washington/Dulles". Wouldn't you
know, she piped right up and told us she did NOT want to see George Washington.
She wanted to go to DisneyWorld. My daughter Cindy was undone at that point and
we both howled. What a morning!
I left them both going down the ramp, hand
in hand, headed for the airplane that would take them to Orlando and it wasn't
even 6:00 a.m.! After I left the airport, I made a couple of stops at the store
and off to work I went. I was at work by 7:15 a.m. It felt like the day should
soon be over but it was only beginning.
Have you ever had a morning like
this? God must laugh with us. I remember thinking about how we thought we were
prepared before leaving for the airport. Somehow, you never plan for the mishaps
that occur. No one thought to explain to my granddaughter how the suitcase would
be taken from her. In our minds we had prepared her for the trip, but we obviously
forgot some of the details. Certainly, we did not think of how they would announce
the flight. This little girl had to put her trust in us, the airline, the pilots,
and people she had never seen before. Fortunately, she was there with her mother,
who would guide her through to her destination. She knew she could trust her Mom
and just needed to hold tightly to her hand.
Whom do we place our trust
in? Do we trust in God? We need to be like Alexandra, even when things are going
poorly in our estimation. We need to hang on to God. He will see us through!
those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not
forsaken those who seek You (Psalm 9:9-11 NASB).
my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our
refuge (Psalms 62:5-8 New Living Translation).
not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens (Hebrews
10:35, 36 New Living Translation).
The Lord is
my strength and my shield: my heart trusts in Him and I am helped (Psalm 28:7
My daughter called that evening to say they had arrived
safely. Excitement and joy filled my granddaughter's voice as she told me she
had already seen Mickey Mouse! She made it to her destination just as we promised
she would. It is such a joy to trust in our loved ones and in our God. He will
not fail us.
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