Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Trust and travel.

We are flying out very early tomorrow morning to visit my mom.

It takes an element of trust and faith to get into what is essentially a tin can and expect to get out on the other end. So far, I have been fortunate to not have had any real negative experiences while flying.

The two exceptions to that rule were one time over the Great Lakes where we were doing these huge drops and then huge rises instantaneously for an undetermined period of time (I don't wear a watch). That was pretty crazy. The two young kids behind me were having a hoot, one of them managed to get rocked to sleep! I had to hang onto my cookies or they would hit the ceiling hard!

The other time was taking off out of an airport on an older 727 and it felt like the pilot figured he was still in his crop duster! We were not too far off the ground, we were heading East and needed to do a 180, when the engines pitched up even higher than they were during the take-off, and he rolled the plane literally over on its side into some sort of combat roll/turn! I turned a little green and prayed in that moment.

The best part for me though, is when we are taking off. I love the acceleration! I also love to try and predict just when the wings take lift as that causes a kind of thrumming feeling pass through the fuselage.

So, pray for us as we take a little break from the craziness of our business lives lately. We will do likewise for you too!

Pax vobis,


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