After the passing of a loved one over the Holiday season, I found my daughter and I traveling back home over the Holidays. We were stranded at Philadelphia Airport becasue of cancellations and ended up being put up for the night at the Ramada Inn via American Airlines.
What seemed to have been a great inconvienece ended up being a blessing. My daughter and i had a blast. Finally in chicago the next morning after catching the red-eye, my brother picked us up on that cold cold Chicago morning.
Arriving at my parents house, we were greeted by Mom and Dad. It was wonderful. We were tired but happy to be there. We ran to the store before the family arrived.
That day was filled with so much love. All 5 kids in Mom and Dads home with the 4 cousins...all of us together just as we promised. We had a wonderful day of fun and a Sunday Christmas dinner with the people that matter the most to me in my life. Who could ask for anything better?
The rest of the week i spent with my daughter and family. I am truly blessed to have had that time with everyone.
Other situations occured that made us cut the Vacation short. All I can say is life is too short to sweat the small stuff. Even someone you are astranged from deserves love, tolerance, understanding and prayers.
We almost lost someone else I had once loved more than any other man in my life. Fortunately, God was looking out for him and his new family. Everyone has been strong and showed true grace under stress.
A new outlook on life has been shown to me. Love each other, we are all God's children.