Saturday was the first time that I’ve ever had the complete “flying experience” alone. Sure, I’ve flown by myself on a plane many times, and I actually enjoy it compared to flying with someone. But Saturday I got up early, packed everything that I would need into two Longchamp bags, drove myself two hours to the airport instead of being dropped off, parked my car in economy, and navigated my way to the gate. (By the way, my experience of flying out of McGhee Tyson in Knoxville was my most pleasant travel experience! Highly recommend!)
I was so proud of myself. Everything was going smoothly, until we hit turbulence. Like the kind of turbulence that makes your stomach turn. I have never experienced anything quite like it. (I already dislike flying into LaGuardia, because the landing strip is near water, and I swear, when you start to land, you feel like the pilot is just easing the plane into the water where you’re going to peacefully drown.) No one was there to hold my hand, and I am not kidding you when I say that I almost asked a lady sitting in front of me to hold my hand. (I chose her because she had children, and I assumed she would understand my need for maternal attention.) The turbulence soon ended, and I forgot all about it when I got to see an aerial view of the Statue of Liberty.
It made me think of all of the things going on in my life right now; turbulence, if you will. For starters, turbulence is temporary. The bad things in life are only temporary. After getting through the turbulence on the plane, I gained confidence. I was unconcerned making the five minute, outdoor walk from my terminal to my step mom’s terminal. And when I realized that I had actually walked to the wrong concourse, I calmly walked to the next concourse instead of panicking.
The occurrences of my travel experiences that day led me to think of my absolute favorite Bible verse:
“And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” – Romans 5:3-5
God will always be there holding our hands 🙂
I know that I have done a lot of personal writing lately, and I hope to start doing more with fashion and beauty like I have in the past. I have some great reviews lined up, a fun giveaway with Carolina Cotton Bow Ties, some Kentucky Derby photos, a celebration for hitting the 100 post milestone, and more! If you have any blog post suggestions for me, I would love to hear them 🙂
Happy Wednesday & God bless!
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