Saturday:) Sunshine to Rain, Miles to Smiles

2 Dec

“I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.”

~Coy Bowles


Friday was stormy and rainy, but Saturday morning was sunny and warm. What a great time to leave a gorgeous Dallas day and travel to cold, rainy, stormy Chicago. Really! Family can make the clouds disappear.

I talked to a very nice young soldier at DFW Airport heading home to see family in Indiana after deployment. I shook his hand and thanked him for his service. We chatted a while before boarding. I asked him why he didn’t board first when they called first class and enlisted service personnel. He just humbly commented that he didn’t want any special treatment. I asked if I could take his picture, and said I would keep him in my prayers.

When I boarded the plane and found my seat, a young man in the seat behind helped me get my luggage in the overhead, I guess it pays to be an old lady. When we landed, he said, “I’ll get that down for you, Mam.” Then, to prove that chivalry is not dead, the man in the middle seat next to me was so kind. I asked him if he could reach to turn off the the air that was blasting down on me. He reached up, turned it off and offered me his warm jacket that he had folded on his lap. I took him up n his offer. I was comfy all through the flight.

My son picked me up at the airport. It was pouring rain and tough driving. But all the gray and gloom disappeared when I walked in the door and saw this beautiful face.

Then, those two beautiful words, “Hi Gamma.” That’s what it’s all about. I am very blessed.

One Response to “Saturday:) Sunshine to Rain, Miles to Smiles”

  1. Jolene Kappes December 2, 2018 at 6:14 am #

    I know you’ll have fun with that precious little grandchild. Enjoy every minute!

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