Friday, September 19, 2008

Answered prayer

Today has been weird. First of all I got no sleep last night. I was stressed out last night and had an asthma attack because for some reason I was worried about my parents flying to Maui today. I've never been scared of them flying or traveling but I had a bad feeling last night. I didn't say anything to them about it because I didn't want to scare mom. So i kept it to myself and just prayed. Their plane left at 10am and all morning before then I was praying for them. As 10am approached I said "ok Lord, you're in control". I was sitting at my desk on my computer at 11:40 when I got a text message from mom. First thing that came to my mind was "what the heck, you're supposed to be flying right now" I opened it and it said "we just made an emergency landing with fire truck escort. Thank the Lord we are alive. I love you and will call you as soon as I can. xoxo" I knew it! I knew in my heart that something was going to go wrong. It had been so heavy on my heart and I knew I had to pray. I texted mom back to see where they were and told her to call asap. Apparently they were about an hour into the flight and over the ocean when the captain came on and said that they had to turn around and make an emergency landing. He said there was something wrong with the electrical system. So as they are flying over the ocean they let out the landing gear, they tried to let out the gasoline but it wouldn't come out. You can imagine the fear inside everyone. They thought they were going down. Thank God they weren't half way to Maui! God is awesome. They made it back to LAX with fire trucks surrounding and foam on the ground in case the plane caught on fire on landing. Mom said she had a bad feeling about it too and so she updated their trust this morning. Dad said that when they got on the plane he didn't have an easy feeling about it either. He kept reciting Psalm 91. How awesome is our God though?! He took control and the plane and the situation! As as I was writing the previous entry on Chuck and Pops I was crying the whole time. I didn't know why, the tears were just flowing. The same time I was writing that was when they were having trouble in the air. Also our two really close family friends felt in their heart that they needed to pray at 11:15am. They were both by themselves and felt prompted to pray. That is when they were trying to land! God works in marvelous ways and this is such an awesome reminder that we need to let go of control in our life and let God be the pilot and direct us. It's 10:00pm and I just got the call from them-they are safe in beautiful Maui! Have so much fun mom and dad. We love you and are so excited for you guys. Enjoy your 10 days in Paradise!
It's just Megan and I left in town. Chris and his dad left tonight for a fishing trip. We're a little lonely. We went to Blockbuster and rented a chick flick but we're way too tired to watch it tonight. Tomorrow we are going to have a girly day! I'm in mom and dads bed right now with Maddie, Mia and Riley on the bed with me. Here comes Megan.

Good night world.

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