Tomorrow I am flying out to Washington, DC to visit some friends. I am very excited to see my friends, but I am not very thrilled about flying. When I was young, I thought flying was exciting; but the older I get, the less I enjoy it. Like Ryan used to say:
“I am not afraid of flying, I am afraid of crashing.”
I travel a bit, and fly a couple time a year. My head knows that it is safer to fly than drive, but I still get nervous with every takeoff and landing. Each little bump and my heart skips a beat. Turbulence takes my breath away. As we taxi for takeoff, I usually start my prayers. Some trips, they don’t end until I fall asleep or until we land.
I am very lucky to be able to go to the places we go to. I appreciate the trips I get to take, and have been to some great beautiful and exciting destinations. And I am glad that I don’t always have to drive for days to get there. I just wish I could relax a little more during the flight. I guess the older I get, the more I realize how fragile life is and how easily it can change. I guess I am not the only one:
The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day. – Julia Roberts
So tonight, I am going to ask God to continue to keep me safe. And I am going to thank him for my wonderful life. I hope you are able to do the same.