Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Faith Allows No Room For Fear

Wow! What an exciting few days we have spent so far on our spring break vacation! This may or may not be interesting to anyone else, but I need a record of this trip, and since I haven't scrapbooked since the the girls were 1 and 2 years old, this is going to be my scrapbook until I get some time to sit down with paper and die cuts. (Do they even still use die cuts?)

Our trip began with me facing my lifelong terror of flying, and praising God as the plane took flight, and managed to remain airborn from Virginia to Texas. God bless the dear woman who chatted with me as we descended and landed. Had she not kept my mind off the bumping and banking, I may have allowed my nerves to flare up again. It was miracle enough that we were on the plane, as United oversold the flight and we boarded to a plane with only 3 seats vacant- as a family of 4! They worked it out, the girls sat together, and Rusty was within arm's reach of me- convenient when it occurred to me that we were " airborn, ohmyword I am in the air, what am I doing in the air!?" After a while I settled down and actually enjoyed the trip, truly praising God and rejoicing in the victory He had given me in an area of my life long controlled by fear. God is SO good, and faithful always. I truly love Him so much!
How like God to even bless me with a Beth Moore study where she is talking about flying in the homework, and the scriptures referenced were those about travel and God's protection of the Jews. I love the way He wants to take care of me in the smallest of details. To say that he delights me isn't even the tip of the iceberg!

(The picture above is of Cailin and I on the shuttle to board the plane. Only God's grace allowed me to appear so calm, and mean it. I have so much more to say, and so many fun pictures to post, but that will have to wait until my laptop is returned to me by the geek squad. It is holding my pictures hostage, and I am praying for a miraculous healing immediately.)


Penless Thoughts said...

Cute picture. Glad you took the flight and got there safely.

Jenny said...

I'm so glad you were able to relax and enjoy the flight. I'm not terrified to fly, but I don't like it either. Jon, on the other hand, isn't bothered by anything. Turbulence doesn't even scare him. I'm practically clawing his arm and fearing the worst... all the while, he's sleeping! It is so much better to have the peace to know God is in control. I'm glad you had an enjoyable trip. Now the next time you have to get on a plane, you can think about what a great experience you had on this past trip. Somehow that helps me control my fears.

How was Sea World? We're planning a trip for this summer. I can't wait!

Have a great week!

Bev said...

Very lovely photo of the two of you, and I'm glad to hear you were able to get on that plane, and fly. My mother reminds me the only thing that conquers fear is action. Do the thing youre afraid of, and each time, even when we can't feel it, it gets just a bit easier.