Last Friday I drove my seventeen year old daughter to the airport to board an international flight. She will be studying abroad for the next year and this would be the last time I kissed her cheek until I am able to visit her in February, 2018.
In the airport I approached the ticketing agent to receive a pass to escort my daughter to the gate. I was told that this would not be possible because the system was down, that it had been all day.
The words-daughter-leaving-one year-please, sounded muffled to me and I wasn't even sure if the agent heard them at all and I knew there was absolutely nothing she could do. Every thought I have had on saying goodbye was of me walking all the way to the entrance of the gate until she pulled herself away from me.
That was the thought I was having as I heard the ticket agent say, "Let me try again. It has been hours since I have tried."
I became aware of every part of my body that was holding on tight to something I couldn't control. I became relaxed. I was calm. And I knew everything was meant to be.
Click, click, click went the sound of a ticket printing. The woman looked me in the eyes and said, "It's working."
It was meant to be.
This is my daughter's second visit abroad and the only thing she has wanted since she returned is to GO BACK. Without force, without manipulation, she has been given this opportunity. One day early this spring she received an email informing her of a scholarship opportunity. And, without it sounding too fairy tale, every single detail aligned.
It was meant to be. That is what we have to believe. Many things in our lives don't need to be forced or worried over. When we can relax, work hard, and believe in the future we want, we will achieve it.
That is part of my job as a health coach, to help people believe in the future they want. If you have been struggling with your health and wellness and want to envision a happier and healthier life, call me. It is a REMARKABLE process!
And yeah, I kissed her all the way to the entrance of that plane and I only cried a little bit. She is extremely happy and excited-what more could a mother ask for!