I’m trying to look at the bright side of things.
Bud and I left home at 2:30 a.m. in order to get to the airport in time for my flight at 6:30 a.m. We were about 20 minutes from the airport when we heard a horrific noise coming from the rear of the car. We could see smoke. Turns out we had a flat tire. Bud tried fix-a-flat but the tire was too far gone to take it.
I was praying hard for us not to get hit by a car, being on the shoulder of the highway working on a tire. I’ve heard too many horror stories about people getting hit while they were changing a tire.
Thankfully our car was able to hobble along to the next exit to McDonalds, where we were able to get a number for a cab. I made it to the airport a little after 6:00, but with waiting in line to go through the naked scanner, (don’t get me started) I didn’t make it to the gate in time. I missed my flight.
It will be a horrifically long day with my flight landing in Atlanta (I think) at 9:35 pm. I only have a boarding pass so it doesn’t have arrival times, but I think that’s what the lady said.
I asked the lady if there was any place I could buy some reading glasses because I packed mine in the hip belt pocket of my backpack. She gave me a pair that someone had left behind. Otherwise, we might not have a blog post, nor would I be able to see to pay for things or read things on a screen.
So here I sit, looking like some kind of weirdo old-bag-lady munchkin in a hiking skirt and leggings, wearing shoes that look like a pair of tuna boats. I really prefer to look my best when I’m in a public place where people have nothing to do but stare at other people, but I’m guessing this is one lesson in what I am sure will be a long line of lessons on this hike, to get my eyes off myself, and on to the Lord. What am I supposed to learn from this?
Today was definitely my first lesson on this trip, to trust the Lord, and just chill -the heck- out! I definitely need work in this area. Everything has a purpose in God’s economy and everything will be okay.
Please keep Bud in prayer that all will go smoothly with getting a new tire and getting home safely. He has a long drive home.