TGIF: 2795 miles in 5 hours and 51 minutes

Spring break this week meant a trip to see my parents.  Sometimes I am a bit jealous of those who live close to their family and I was thinking this as I made my way through security to board the plane.  I waited, then boarded, and settled into my window seat for the next quarter of a day.  As we took off and the ground below us seemed to drop way, I thought what an amazing thing it is to fly.  Here I am in my bus with wings traveling from one coast of a continent to another: 2795 miles in 5 hours and 51 minutes.  I could visit with my family, go to the church I grew up in, and celebrate my Dad's 70th birthday even though I'm only off school for a week.  All because of my tiny cubby in a flying miracle.  What freedom!!  Today I am grateful that my distance from family does not mean my alienation from them.

"Nothing makes the earth so spacious as to have friends at a distance". - Henry David Thoreau

Air and Mountain ©2014 Chrysty Hendrick
Air and Mountain ©2014 Chrysty Hendrick

 

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