Dear Traveling Readers,

It’s a busy season and a busy time of traveling.

I dropped my husband off at the airport yesterday. An hour and a half later, the boys and I returned home. I pulled in the driveway with two sleepy boys.

We ventured into the house to finish the Christmas decorations when Pierre called. His flight got cancelled due to a mechanical error. I remarked, “They didn’t email you or text you beforehand?!”

He replied, “They texted me while I was in the security line.” I said, “I am on my way to get you.” And he added, “Thank you.”

I told the boys, and they had a unique perspective. Gabriel enlightened, “God has a plan.” Lucas giggled, “Dad is coming home to finish the Christmas decorations.” But they decided to stay home this go round while I got Pierre.

Back to the airport I drove.

The next flight was in the morning… at 6:00 a.m. We woke up at 4:30 a.m. and headed back to the airport.

What I realized is life doesn’t always go as planned. It is full of uncertainties, detours, and curve-balls. But in the uncertainty, everything is perfect.

I could have complained. Pierre could have complained. But we opened our hearts and made the best of the situation. We finished the Christmas decorations. Pierre cooked dinner, and we got to enjoy each other one more night. And that is sufficient for the day. Nothing to add and nothing to delete.

Lucas questioned, “Dad, since you lost a day, does that mean you will stay in New Orleans an extra day?” Pierre replied, “I don’t know yet.” Exactly… How much in life do we really know? We may think that we know a lot until we are humbled once again.

How do you do with the carpool runs… the airport runs?

How are you doing as a sojourner traveling through the scope of life?

How do you handle the uncertainties, detours, and curve-balls?

Do you open your heart or close your heart?

Do you experience the sufficiency for the day?

Are you enjoying the changes in your life?

May you appreciate the uncertainty. Everything is perfect. Nothing to add and nothing to delete.

Well, I did take a big nap today after the early airport run. A girl has to do what a girl has to do!

Traveling lighter,