Ava Grace's Closet: Fear

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


As you are reading this, I am somewhere in the air.
Probably panicking just a little bit.
And glad that the flight is so short.
And that the stewardesses look pretty calm.
And that Ava is keeping me preoccupied. 

I hate to fly.
It hasn't always been this way.
I flew more in my first 16 years of life than many people have in a lifetime.
Until Rome.

Isabella was almost 8 months old and we decided to visit my husband's family.
It was lovely.
Until we were trapped in a 3 by 3 elevator, with baby in 35+ degrees.
I panicked.
And was on edge a lot following the episode.
I also walked up all 7 or 8 floors the entire rest of the trip. Holding Isabella.

When it was time to return home, we were fortunate enough to have a friend working the flight.
She moved us to the last row of seats as there was an empty seat there giving us more room with the baby.
She fed us pizza and other delicacies from the local market while other passengers stared.
And then the turbulence hit.
Not your regular every day kind. Rough. Really bumpy.
The stewardess we knew strapped herself in next to me.
Yes, I know it is protocol.
But it terrified me.

I have never been the same.

So today, I ask for a little prayer.
Let it be over quickly and let us arrive safely.
Next post will come to you from West Palm Beach! God willing.

Happy Tuesday friends.
*all images courtesy of pinterest


  1. Oh my sweet friend ... I am sending you lots of positive energy - that all goes right with your flight and trip. May your little runner guides and Angels make the path easy and smooth. Can't wait to read about your adventures in WPB!!! You are all going to have so much fun, create fabulous memories and have the greatest shopping!

    Next stop .. FRANCE!! ..girl Paris and Provence are calling our name.. xo Blessings, C. (HHL)

  2. I'm not a big fan of flying either. I'll be sending many prayers your way today! :)

  3. bon voyage. and and enjoy your holiday.

  4. sending prayers your way! ~For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline~ 2 timothy 1:7 ... one of my favorite scriptures just keep repeating over and over again :)! ~

    p.s. you would not believe how common being trapped in an elevator really is...my husband runs calls on them all the time! ...they freak me out!

    Have a lovely lovely trip!!!!!!!!

  5. I'm in the same "hate to fly club" as you. I hope you felt more calm than usual. Enjoy your trip!!

  6. I'm right there with you, I hate to fly, after a few turbulence issues and one emergency landing, it's just not as fun and carefree as it was when I was a kid! I'm sending you lots of positive thoughts and safe travels! xoxo

  7. Big hugs my friend. I hope that the flight was uneventful.

  8. Ack!! Turbulence is so scary! I hope all goes well and safe for a wonderful vacation!! :)

  9. I hope you had a lovely, smooth flight and it went by really quickly!

  10. Oh hon. I hope that the flight was a smooth one! xo


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