Hey Kristen!!!:) In August, I am going to be flying up your way to attend the Worship God conference with my husband. Your post is timely, because over the course of the last week or so, my husband has been walking me through my fear of flying (we're going to fly). Your pictures, although lovely, made me kind of nauseous, but your words are very encouraging!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Great, great perspective!!!
Wow. This is an AWESOME post, Kristen!!! I totally feel that way sometimes. =)
I really like this post. And I don't think it sounds cliche! :)
I love your thoughts! And, these are the best from-the-airplane photos I've ever seen.
airplanes. sky. flying. beauty. oh man. fav post. <3 you!
Kristen! I've stalked your blog and facebook for ages now...and finally am brave enough to comment: this blog post has been such a blessing. It is TOTALLY what I needed to read today. What I needed to read these past few months. Thank you for sharing it! And thanks for blogging- you're such an inspiration and I admire how you always point us to the Lord. Love, your sister in Christ.
Isn't it wonderful the way God reminds us of His promises? I had a very similar experience when I flew by myself for the first time. I was 16. Dad and Mom were able to be with me until I boarded. When they called my group number, I was so concentrated on getting in line and doing everything right, I didn't really look into Dad and Mom's eyes when I quickly hugged them goodbye. I got on the plane, a lady helped me put my suitcase in the above compartment (I never can do it myself. lol), I got in my seat, and I was set. But then the reality set in that I didn't have a friend on the plane, not even an acquaintance. I felt alone. I wanted off. Once again, I felt alone. Tears started coming to my eyes...and then...we rose above the clouds and I was able to see the beautiful tops of them! It was the most beautiful scene I had ever seen in the sky. It looked like a carpet of cotton and I knew God was reminding me of His presence in my heart. HE was with me!! I was NOT alone!! And then I wanted to cry tears of joy!! It was a very emotional flight. I told everyone about it once I got to my destination :D. God is so good :).
I've never flown - although I'd really like to. So I can't relate. :(
oh man. seriously. this is EXACTLY what i needed to hear. thank you so very much :)
Such beautiful words :)
Airbus winglets :-)
I like flying in large planes and turbulence is fun if I'm not trying to do something at the time, although many roller coasters make me feel ill. It's "planes" that ultralights that would make me nervous, as I don't like heights and falling.I still want to get some "above teh clouds" photos like you did, Kristen; they look very pretty. :)
we are so cute. and you just wrote a blog post about what i have been thinking for about 10 years of riding on planes. wow.
Oh, you've made my day! Thank you for the thoughts and words!