Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lessons Learned From Traveling

Well as I said my final farewells to Steve this morning, it dawned on me just how much I have grown in the last three years.

It wasn't all that long ago that I would be crying the night before I knew he had to leave, almost to the point of grieving, not being able to sleep at night and once again the next morning, having it all start all over again.

Today was different.

Steve was driving himself to the airport so that he can leave as soon as his plane returns on either Wednesday evening or sometime on Thursday.

Yet no tears, no sadness, just a fond farewell and prayers for safe travels as he pulled out along side us as we took Caitlyn to school. We parted ways on the main road as he took the on ramp to get on the freeway and we continued east.

It's not that I don't miss him as much, I believe I trust God more. Whatever happens in this life, for good or bad, happens for a reason. Sometimes I may never know the why of it, but I know that God does and that's enough for me.

I am spending these days finding God a little bit more on an intimate level. While people are busying themselves trying to find MRE's or stock up on emergency supplies, rations and extra water, I am drawing near to my ultimate survival kit, God and His provisions in my life. There truly is no greater resource than that I need in my life.

In these trying times, we need to not panic and fear, but trust and obey and realize that NOTHING that happens doesn't go through God's Hands first. The devil ought to be worried each time God allows it to happen, it won't work out in the end for him but it will for God.

Please join me in praying for Steve safe travels today and in wishing him God speed along his journey.


The Real Me! said...

Oh my friend. Beautifully said. Sometimes I find myself worrying about the things that are going on and all I have to do is remind myself that this is not my home and a peace always comes over me.
I'll be saying a prayer for Steve.

Terra said...

That is so lovely that you are trusting God more.

Divine Mrs D said...

I know that feeling. I used to sob as I was leaving my parents or when they were leaving me, but I know that I've grown so much more in my life and in my faith. I'm glad you have as well!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Lifting your Steve up right now. I understand what you mean-I used to get so upset when dear hubby would travel for golf-no less and I'd carry on but now I trust more fully and can spend the hours with worship music cranked up, singing, praising and praying.
Hugs to you dear friend.
Love, Noreen

Rita said...

Oh very muchly so do we wish him safe travels! Sounds like you have come a long way on the trusting side. Good for you. He is all we can totally depend on in this life, for life is so uncertain. You never know from one minute to the next what will happen in the next bit of time. Isn't God good? He can handle it all.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Yes, that's growth for sure. To recognize it is a blessing too. Praying for safe travels for Steve!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved this post...s fear has been my companion for awhile...I have missed my blog reading...Good to touch base with you....

Sassy Granny ... said...

I love it that the Lord gives us such a rock solid core as we learn to lean on & trust Him more-and-more. There was a day when I would have called myself whimpy, regardless of the challenge. Nothing could be further from the truth today, and for that I can but thank God for His imparted strength & peace.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

My husband Mark travels all the time. It took me a long time to get use to him being gone. (I had trust issues) I imagine Steve is home by now. I have a hard time talking with Mark about the things that are happening in the world.
He wants to know why God is letting all of this happen? I try so hard to explain but he just won't listen.