Saturday, March 13, 2010

Let There Be Peace

I sit here at 8:30 in the morning and my son is a world away and it is 5:30 in the evening. He has been flying for over 10 hours to get to a place he has dreamed of since he was very young. Israel. The Internet has been a source of information to me about his flight. I can log on and see a little map of where the plane is at this very moment. Or yesterday for both legs of his trip how very late his flights were. The flight from STL to Newark was delayed over an hour due to weather. The flight from Newark to Tel Aviv was delayed over an hour for maintanence. Which just means I have been staring at airline pages for hours the past day. Worrying and praying.

I must make myself stop looking at the Internet and searching for pages of news from Israel. It just makes me crazy. There is unrest in Jerusalem. Of course the last 5 nights of his trip Ryan stays in, yes folks, Jerusalem. Most of the trouble has been at Temple know Wailing Wall, Mosques, all the things he has dreamed of seeing. The place they are supposed to spend all day next Friday.

It is all perspective I realize. People can read about awful things happening in North St. Louis and even though I live in St. Louis I that does not mean the bad things are everywhere or widespread or near me. Oh Jesus I love this child. Please keep him safe from all harm.

I need to stay away from the Internet or it is going to make me sick. But I can't. In some insane way it makes me feel like I am protecting him. But I know all the protection is from above. God...and my dad. I know he is right there taking care of my son. Thanks Dad I know you will do a great job. Please let there be peace.


Walker said...

Sometimes to much information is not good.
I find that when i look up symptoms and always focus on the worse.
I hope it is a great experience for him and he stays safe.

Smokey's Daughter said...

Oh Walker I do that too...LOL no matter what LITTLE symptom you have when you look on line it is like your days are numbered. In my case a little bit of information can do more harm than good. I will try to refrain from looking too hard into things that I cannot tell the whole story about.
Thanks for your kind words always!