Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Quiet Reassurance

Driving home one day, I was feeling quite frustrated. I remembered how Ted had such a sweet way of calming me. He'd always give me a hug and a kiss and a new perspective. How I longed for Ted's reassurance now, I prayed.

I noticed a big white streak in the sky and remembered how Ted always loved to watch the jets go over. When we traveled, he'd purposely include these vapor trails in the photos he took, commenting on how crisp and clear they were.

A few minutes later, I looked out the window to see one jet trail crossing another. My frustration quickly dissolved as I immediately thought it was God's way of allowing Ted to send me a big kiss!

Since then, I have often been comforted, encouraged and thrilled to see big X's, crisp X's and even multiple X's. And the timing couldn't be better!

It's been a fun way to remind the grandkids that Grandpa is still near and expressing his love for us. We so often used to sit on our bench out front with the kids and watch the jets come in. I told them a long streak that cuts the entire sky in half is a big hug from Grandpa, and if they see two streaks that cross each other, it's a kiss.

Over the past few months, I've really grown to love these quiet reassurances. It reminds me of how God delights in us -- and loves to delight us!

X X X O O O right back... 'til we meet again!