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Love is all around

Two weeks ago when I was at the airport waiting for Rebeka’s plane to finally land I sat down and watched all of the people in the airport. People waiting, people leaving, people working, moms, dads, grandparents, husbands, wives, young and old. and as I sat there anxiously awaiting the arrival of my daughter and thinking about how much I have missed her these past few weeks, I thought about all of the people here waiting to greet their loved ones too. The airport is one place where you can actually feel the “love all around.”

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All you have to do is look and see people arriving and hugging their loved ones, family, and friends. People who are serving our country coming home in uniforms and running to happily great their family that they have missed while overseas. Children arriving from a trip. Parents arriving to visit their grandchild for the first time. Husbands coming home from a business trip. Love is all around.

It’s a good visualization when you are feeling down; stop for a minute and think about how “loved” you are! Stop and think if you had been away how happy your family would be to greet you at “the airport.” I know it’s a visualization I will keep with me now forever.

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  1. Very true!!

  2. Great visual. We sometimes take our families for granted.

  3. big H U G for sharing that with us.

  4. I always think that too when I am at airports. You really can feel all the sadness at partings and all the joy at arrivals. Hope you had fun with your daughter.

  5. So true and thanks so much for putting a smile on my face with such a heart-warming post!

  6. Stopping by from SITS to say hi! You have such a beautiful family and blog! This story is so nice to read! Thanks for letting me be a part of your visit to the airport!

    ps – Have you ever seen a movie called "Love Actually"? Its such a fun great movie that talks about how in airports love is everywhere! Its a great movie to watch with family too!

  7. Such a neat thing to observe. And so true.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest.

  8. You know, usually when I'm at the airport I focus more on the hustle and bustle of everything and wonder where people are going… but you're right. There is a lot of love there.

    I wish that airports were more like they were back before all of the crazy security because I remember how cool it was to have someone waiting right there at the gate when you stepped off the plane to show you how much they love and missed you!

  9. I love airports! I can spend hours just watching the people coming and going :) Stopping from SITS!

  10. Hi!

    I found your blog from MBC and am now following!