It is true, we have strength like you wouldn't believe, and determination beyond what's normal. But the journey is so much more pleasant when we feel nurtured!
This weekend, after another disappointing cancellation (I have an ear infection, so I was grounded!), I dragged myself to my in-laws, as we had a thanksgiving dinner planned at a local restaurant. Tired, sick, feverish, cranky, I tried to console myself by sharing some tales from ground school with my hubby's family at the dinner table.
As we were getting ready to leave the restaurant, a woman from a nearby table approached. She was a pilot from Texas, and had overheard me chatting about various flight related matters, and had decided to come over and introduce herself. She briefly shared her own story of coming to flying with me, and encouraged me to visit a few websites.
Although I was definately not at my best this weekend, the encounter encouraged me. I am thankful for this female stranger who took the time to visit with me.
I look forward to feeling better physically, and pursuing my latest hobby with renewed gusto!