My husband and I were scheduled to travel for a meeting outside our state on Friday morning, to meet up with our flight; we have to leave for the airport by 7:30am immediately we dropped off the boys, our boys. And Friday was to be an open day at our children’s school beginning from 9:00am, an event where parents go to school and have a look at their class work. Our children might accept our absence but I knew they would feel bad about it. We always like to be available for every event at their school and I wasn’t about to miss this one.
When I reminded my husband about the event, he told me that he had already discussed with the boys and they were okay with it, he wouldn’t want us to miss our flight because that would mean loss of our money or missing the meeting which may not go down well with our boss. But I was not satisfied; I really wanted to be there, so I put on my strategizing mind.
Thursday evening I suggested to my husband that we stay back at the children’s school after dropping them, wait until after their morning assembly, and have our own open day with them immediately after. Their assembly finishes at 8:00am and thirty minutes would be enough for us to finish with our three sons before we take off from there to the airport. I would call their head of school to ask if that could happen (I kind of knew he – the head school would oblige).
My husband agreed at first, but few moments later he began to say that he didn’t think we should do that, we stood a risk of missing our flight considering the nature of traffic on our route. I pressed and prayed, he reluctantly agreed, and I was glad.
Friday morning as we sat in the car waiting for the assembly to be over, we talked about it some more, a close family friend, more like a brother was in the car and my husband was expressing his concerns. I went out of the car to see how I could speed things up a bit, the head of school said we could go ahead; this was about 8:00am on the dot. I called my husband in and we went up only to discover they had not finished from the assembly and the clock was ticking. I was getting a bit concerned now but didn’t want to give up.
Finally by few minutes passed eight they came in and we went to their classes, I went to our third son’s class and my husband to our second’s, he ended up doing the first’s also. By the time we finished it was almost 8:30. We started the race to the airport and the traffic was not working for me at all. I was seriously worried at this time and I started praying and asking God for mercy, I was not sure if I had convinced my husband rightly.
After many doubts, repentance, prayers, hope and faith we got to the airport and miraculously met the flight. After we checked in, my husband gave me a kiss and was happy I did not make us miss our flight, like I have some times before-oops!
God answered my prayers, calmed my nerves and made us enjoy our trip. We had a good laugh as we talked about the whole event with our brother who kept encouraging us to be at peace, that we would not miss our flight, it was him who encouraged me through that journey even though my fears were not visible.
I thank God He let us make our children’s open day and meet our flight too, it was a win-win. I was grateful because we did not lose our money or have to buy a fresh ticket since it was important we were at the meeting. He did not allow the trip to go sour for us because my husband wouldn’t have been happy and I wouldn’t have been too.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.