One of the things I have always struggled with is coming off of vacation, and esp. the day before I return to work. Part of my struggle is that final travel day - trying to get home and not forget anything in a hotel room.
Today we had a flight leaving Florida at 6:00 am, and with all the security issues and distance from the hotel to the airport, we had to get up at 3:45 am. Luckily, Sierra was very good, she got right up, threw on her clothes, and was ready to go. And, lucky for us, Krispy Kreme had a 24 hour drive through, so a little sugar and coffee always helps:)
The only real blip on the day was when i forgot to turn in the keys for the rental car, and had to go through security a second time just to get the keys back - but we still made the flight and got in on time - naps were had by all when we got back to Beloit.
So what does this have to do with faithsteps? Well, we can plan and plan in life, but there will still be blips and bumps along the road. We need to be flexible and open to different struggles and changes (yes, the "c" word) in everything we do, and always celebrate the time we have with our loved ones.
One the first leg of the flight I was sitting next to Sierra, who was jolted awake with her infusion of a sprinkle doughnut. She wanted to play, talk, sing, and work on her activity books like crazy. At first I was nervous she was too loud for those around us, but then I thought - isn't it great that she wants to have fun in a cramp space. So she sang her made-up songs and church songs (I heard "Halle, halle" at least a dozen times) throughout the flight. When we landed, the ladies behind us praised her for being such a good kid.
So - get a doughnut and a cup of coffee - sing some songs - enjoy what you have - for you are a blessed child of God, and let us share those blessings with others.