This was suppose to have posted yesterday but due to our difficulties at O’Hare Airport in Chicago I wasn’t able to get it posted.
We just boarded our plane in Portland, Oregon on our way home to Oklahoma (Sunday). We are running 2 hours behind our original departure time so we are certainly going to miss our connection in Chicago for our final leg home. It appears there was a fire Friday in the Chicago Air Traffic Control unit. It has fights cancelled, or running late all over the country.
When I was younger this type of thing would have upset me. Today, it is a minor annoyance, if that. This too shall pass. In the scope of the “Big Picture” it doesn’t even register as a blip. For whatever reason we were not to be on time as tens of thousands of others.
The trip was a good one. Levi II is doing excellent with his left hand after severing the fingers in April. He’s not able to fully use the hand; it is more like a helper hand with limited usage. He has dealt with it very well and has not been slowed down except some projects may take him a little longer. He is quite a good builder like the rest of the Thetford boys. They just recently moved into the new home they built in the country. He has almost completed his first building on the property; a new well house complete with porch and all. He did a really great job on it.
Little Miss Beautiful (Eisley) was a delight the whole trip. She is our youngest grand daughter at 2 years. I tried to nickname her Skeeter but she didn’t go for it. I think another day or two and she would have. I rarely call any loved one by their names. I make up special names for “Special” people. I’m not sure why but I always have.
Notice the hair on Miss Eisley. It truly is incredible. I asked her if she would share some of her hair with her half-bald Poppie but she wouldn’t go for that either.
We want to thank Amy, Levi II, and Eisley for yet another nice time. The food was great, your home is beautiful and comfortable, but most of all, because of who you are. You are true followers of the Lord Jesus. Your spirits are sweet and polite and calm and very peaceful. It is always a treat to be around you and we love the three of you.
The Lord gives us many wonderful gifts and is good to us as His children. David speaks of it: ” Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” (Psalm 34:8).
Before you can attribute these gifts and goodness to God you must take refuge in Him. If you don’t know Him today, run to that permanent hiding place and be protected by His mighty hands.
PS: All of the above was written on Sunday morning on the plane. As an aside to the above incident, we were not able to leave Chicago an had to spend the night there. We were fortunate to be home Monday night. Again, the Lord was gracious to us. When I spoke to the airline employees after missing our flight we spoke to the nicest and most helpful ones I’ve spoken to in a very long time. She looked at every available scenario to get us home. When she was finished my wife and I had first-class tickets and she also threw in a very nice room at the Crown Plaza Hotel. We didn’t ask for any of this. When I spoke with other people who had been stranded in the airport for 2 days I knew we had been blessed. The Lord’s blessings are never ending.
Something to think about on this beautiful Tuesday,
Shalom, until tomorrow, Lord willing,