Remember and Celebrate

November 14, 2011

Before and After Day 8: Coming Home & an Airline Angel

(Start HERE  for full “Before and After” series)

(Here he is in April when he and Carol visited.  I’ve always loved that Strawberry Blond hair!)

It’s Monday Morning and Mom and Dad and I are flying home.   Galen stays behind to help Carol with business matters.  A week ago they were searching for him.  Now we are headed home after the Memorial Service.   As I sit there I notice……

The guy in the front of me has hair like Gordon’s,
that strawberry blonde color I love so much.
If I halfway close my eyes
I can almost turn him into Gordon.
I try not to look . . . .
but there he is,
right in front of me

I get up to go to the restroom.
As I come out,
the flight attendant who looks vaguely familiar
stops me and says
“Do I know you?”

This happens often when I travel.
“Des Plaines Bible Church . . . ”
“Creative Memories . . . ”
“attend church on the NorthShore . . “.
“That’s it!” She cries!
“North Sub Church . . . .
You’re my choir angel!”

I tell her why I’m traveling.
how seeing her
feeling her hug
is like a hug from God
And if I am her choir angel,
she is my airline angel.

Oh, and the guy with the strawberry blond hair:
He’s a “she” and looks nothing like my brother!

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1 Comment

One response to “Before and After Day 8: Coming Home & an Airline Angel”

  1. Elaine Clymer says:

    Ah! How wonderful to get a angel in the time of need! And the strawberry blonde story is cute!

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