On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Scaredy Cat

Here we go again!! It's that time of year to vacate and venture into new territories of exploration.


While it is always exciting to think about a new adventure, it brings up those old anxieties again .. leaving the comfort zone called home. It is certainly something I wish I could get to the bottom of, and have tried to analyze it many times, but ... probably best not to go there.

DH and I have been to many different and exciting places ... traveled all over Europe, been to Israel a couple of times, Greece and Turkey, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, cruises, and have tons of souvenirs, photos and memories to show for it. (I tell you this only so you know it's not like this is the first time we've ventured away from the home territory.)

The vacation itself will be a good one, but unfortunately it also involves figuring out a few little details a lot of work such as how we will get from point A to point B in a city unfamiliar to us. Chicago!!! That is the part that is scary to me!  See, I was hardly able to type this for biting my nails thinking about it. Yes, I've been to other big cities, but my preference is to know someone will be waiting at the airport watching for us, waving a big sign, and then directing us from one place to the next.

Yes, yes, I know, I know. I will get past this ... again. I really don't mean to be a scaredy cat.

Once we get out of the big city and on to the "real" vacation, I think we'll be just fine. Chicago is only the starting point for what should be a fun train trip to see a few of our beautiful national parks out west.

P.S. All things in perspective now, and I can truly tell you that laughter is the best medicine. 

Last night I asked my friend Alice about the airport in Chicago, since she has been there many times. Alice is one of the sweetest, dearest, kindest persons, so you have to know that she wasn't laughing at me, but when I expressed my concerns and anxieties crazy unfounded worries to her, she absolutely erupted into peals of laughter. We had the best time just laughing over my having made a molehill into a really big mountain.

Yessirrreee! If anybody can do it, I can!

"Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, 
but a good word makes him glad."
(Proverbs 12:25)


Wanda said...

Oh this was a fun read...sorry for your anxiety, but you made me smile, chuckle and laugh out loud. I'm thinking you are going to have the best time ever. the sketch of the mole and mountain is just too cute.
Loving you this morning and sending "Calm" blessings.

NanaDiana said...

I have been to Chicago many, many times and came through unscathed....lol...a bit put out at the traffic jams sometimes but never scared. If you are driving in Chicago try to avoid rush hour traffic- it is NOT fun! Blessings and have fun traveling- xo Diana

Shelly said...

Ohh, I know what you mean! I just got back from Dallas Sun night from a conference, and all the things I ran over in my mind beforehand, stressing about the 16 hr. round trip drive, the road construction on the way, etc. all seemed so pointless by the time I got home. I hope you have a WONDERFUL time on your vacation!!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a good friend to put your mind at ease! Hope it all goes smoothly.

nancygrayce said...

I've never been to Chicago....but I can't wait to hear about the train trip! I have away from home anxieties too.....there's really no way to explain it so I just accept that it's part of my crazy! :)