The day started off with quite a bit of drama! Daughter boarded her plane with 2 minutes to spare!
Her flight was at 7:35 a.m.,
with boarding starting at 7:05 a.m. But the subway station doesn't
open till 6:00 a.m. (she got there at 5:45 a.m.) with the first train to
the airport leaving at 6:06 a.m. Which would have got her to the
airport in time, EXCEPT, a stretch of the track was closed today for
repairs and passengers had to take a connecting shuttle which added an
extra 30 mins. to her ride. As a result, she didn't get to the airport
until 7:15 a.m. and then, there was a LONG line to check in.
me from the airport. She didn't know if she'd get through the line in time to make her flight. She doubted it very much. I immediately lit the altar light and said a
prayer for her; for the line to move fast so she'll be on time for her flight. She called me a little after 7:30 a.m. to say she was in the
plane. She said that just after she called me, they suddenly opened another check-in line and she was among
the passengers who were allowed to go through that "express" line. She
reached the gate just as they were getting ready to call her name. Of
course, it could have been a coincidence, but I rather suspect that a mother's prayer
In any case, she arrived safely and I picked her up and made waffles for her breakfast. Then, we went to buy cards for her two friends who are graduating (one today, one tomorrow). After lunch, we attended the graduation of one friend. The parents of the new graduate had invited us to dinner, afterwards. We went to a Japanese restaurant and we all had shabu shabu. It was my first time having this particular dish - basically, it is a type of hot pot - a dish of thinly sliced raw meat and a platter of fresh vegetables and noodles are brought to the table along with an assortment of sauces in small bowls. There is a small pot of boiling broth, as well (one per diner). One takes the vegetables and the meat and dip them in the broth to cook them before eating them. It was an interesting dining experience.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The blessing of an answered prayer!
- A safe flight for daughter.
- Hugs given and received.
- New experiences.
- Celebrating a young lady's graduation
How was your day, today? What do you think? An answered prayer or coincidence?