Letter to My Friend in Seat 7F

To the sweet older widowed woman sitting next to me this morning on a US Airways flight from Tucson to Phoenix (Arizona),

I just wanted to say hello again.  Thank you for being so kind. Sharing in my joys & letting me ask you tons of questions about your journeys around the world.  It’s people like you that make me excited about flying alone.  If I had a travel buddy, I wouldn’t have had the lovely opportunity to meet you.  Perhaps I’m not so bummed they cancelled my previous flight & switched the airline I was previously traveling with.  If I have any understanding about how things happen not by chance (quick shout out to my grandfather’s book!), it’s so true.  You are proof that all the crappy things life throws at me, God intends for something even better than before.

I’m sorry it took them so long to get my bag.  I was really bummed that you weren’t waiting when I finally made it off the plane.  I looked for you everywhere.  But I understand that you had a connecting flight that was leaving soon. Thanks for offering the idea to walk to our next gate together though.  It brought a tremendous smile to my heart that you would choose to spend a few extra moments with me.

I’m sad we didn’t get to say goodbye, but perhaps we’ll meet again when you come visit your sister in Kernersville.  Small world, it is.

Hope you made it safely to Pennsylvania & have tons of fun with your friends. You deserve it. :]

Sincerely, the young woman in seat 7D

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Airports and Hospitals

Wow, I have had one of THE best days today.  Yes, despite the rain and all …AND it’s only 2pm!  So much more fun can happen! ;]  But even if not, I can at least be happy that I was at the airport and the hospital all in one day!

My day started off early.. picking Alicia up, catching up over a quick breakfast of biscuits and coffee, and then off to the airport we went to send her on her way to Florida.  Didn’t necessarily get to go inside of the airport, but I count dropping her off at the door close enough!  If you didn’t know, I do love airports.  I know that if this whole Medicine thing doesn’t work out, I can always be perfectly content 30,000 feet in the air serving you peanuts and directing you to the nearest exit.

Also, might as well get it out there if you haven’t heard… I love hospitals!  Always have and I can bet that I always will.  Weird, I know!  Especially when I am so adamant about the perfect environment all of the time…aka a couch in a cozy coffee shop w/ a lovely lamp kind of atmosphere.  Aka “Say no to florescent lighting!” kind of thing.  Buuut then I get to a hospital and everything changes.   I mean, come on, I literally BEG to find a reason to visit the hospital…just ask my dad!  The sights, the smells, ALL of it; I find such a comfort when strolling through the halls.  Kinda makes me realize & gives me assurance that I for sure have to do something in the Medical field.  Or perhaps I’m just some weird kid. Haha, I wouldn’t be angry if you agreed on that last statement either–weird does make me original! ;]

So yeah, today, I had the most perfect reason to go visit the hospital!…

Madelynn Lee was born last night & I got to meet her!!!
THE most amazing feeling in the world letting her lay in my arms!  Loved it and am so happy for Brianna & Ben and the birth of their beautiful daughter, Maddie!