Angels in the Airport

Make no mistake – you will be guided. Have you ever felt you were in an absolute desolate situation with no way out?  Have you wondered what on earth you are suppose to do?
In 2002, my daughter gave birth to my grandchild. I was in Hobbs, New Mexico and she was in Richmond, Virginia. We were very close.  I flew back to be with her for 10 days. Towards the end of that 10 days, you could feel the emotions mount. This was such a feeling of loneliness.

On the day that I had to leave, she held me and cried. She called me “mama”.   Now, mama is a powerful word. I’m usually “mom” or “mother”. To hear her beg me to stay was overwhelming.  But, I felt inside I had to go.

When I got to Houston airport, I called my friend, Phyllis.  I said to her, “I don’t think I can go back to New Mexico. I think I have to stay in Richmond. You have to help me Phyllis. You have to pray for me.”

And, Phyllis said to me. “I will pray for you and you will know that I have.”

They called my plane to board and I stood up. Two women stood up beside of me. The woman on my left looked at me and said, “I’m on the way to see my grandchild and I can’t wait to go”. The woman on my right looked at me and said, “I’m on my way back from seeing my grandchild and I am so blessed to go.”

Well…. at that moment in my life, I didn’t know what was going to happen to me but I knew I was going to be alright.
I was blessed to go. I had the time and money to go….but I was blessed “to go”. You see what I came to know was that this was a “rite of passage”. It was time for me to go. It was time for my daughter to raise her daughter. To become strong and mature and learn to mother her child.

It was my time to go. If I had not gone back to Hobbs, I would not have become a life coach. I would not have been blessed to work with the wonderful women in Family Drug Court – who blessed me in countless ways and changed my life.

(Not to say – my son-in-law wasn’t delighted I was on that plane and out of Virginia! He had his own “nest” to tend.)

So, what’s the take home message?  Many lessons. Know that you are where you are for a reason. Realize that when you think you are in a desolate situation – God is right there with you. Trust. Listen. Be open to Him. He comes to you in many ways. Maybe…just maybe…. He’ll send His angels to the airport!

…for it is written, “He will command His angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands…” Matthew 4:6

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