Thursday, October 22, 2009

Flying in the sky...

Place: T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island
Time: 9:47 A.M.
Date: October 10, 2009
Reason: Flying to see my good friend in North Carolina
Thought in my head: I am going to die, I am going to die...

Today I have been challenged to tell about something that brought me great joy and here it is.  Recently, I flew from Rhode Island to North Carolina to see my good friend.  She is an amazing Army Wife carrying her third child while her husband is serving our country in Iraq.  I just wanted to give her a hug and tell her that I love her and that I am proud of her.  But, to do that, I had to get on a plane and that was REALLY hard for me.  I told everybody how scared I was, strangers and friends alike.  Anyone who basically made eye contact with me heard my story, to the point that I was tired of hearing about it. 

And, as always, God came through for me in spades and put the nicest people around me on every single flight.  So, I am filled with joy today that I conquered that fear and looked it in the face and didn't let that fear control me and my life anymore.  We are even planning our next flight for next summer.  I can't believe it.....

He is a gracious God and He is my Friend.

6 comments:

Sharon said...

and what a wonderful gift you gave your friend! I bet she really appreciated you spending that time with her.

I have a brother-in-law serving in Afghanistan - such a powerful sacrifice those families give us in service to our country!

Great to have you joining in!

togetherforgood said...

Our God is good. I'm always amazed how He cares about even the smallest things-- even down to putting the right people on the right plane at the right time. :)

MoziEsmé said...

Here's to conquering fear! Glad you made it safely and had a good experience...

mom2giqm said...

That's awesome! Freedom from fear (of anything) opens up windows & doors of opportunities and possibilities. I'm sure your friend was blessed.

I never feared the flying. I always feared losing my luggage.

Beth P. said...

Congrats on conquering that fear and getting to see your friend! That is definitely a great thing to experience!

Marie-Jolie said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for your comment on my blog--it's reassuring to know that other women can relate to those feelings.

As for flying, I don't have a phobia necessarily, but the thought is always in my head that maybe the plane will crash. So I really have to talk myself through it at times, but--like you--I've always had safe flights and safe landings. God is good! :)